Party spending and pre-poll donations and loans: UK Parliamentary general election

Our approach to enforcement

The Commission regulates political funding and spending in a way that is effective, proportionate and fair. We are committed to providing those we regulate with a clear understanding of their legal obligations through our guidance documents and advice service. If you are unsure of how any of the rules apply to you, please contact us for advice. We are happy to help, so please get in touch.

We use advice and guidance proactively in order to secure compliance. And we take enforcement action, using our investigatory powers and sanctions, where it is necessary and proportionate to do so in order to meet our enforcement aims and objectives. 

If you do not comply with the law, you or your organisation may be subject to civil or criminal sanctions. You can find more information about the Commission’s approach to enforcement at

Last updated: 24 November 2023