How to report donations and loans

You must submit donation and loan reports to us every quarter showing the donations and loans your party has accepted during each reporting period. We must receive your reports within 30 days of the end of each reporting quarter. We will investigate any failure to submit a report within the deadline in line with our Enforcement Policy.

These are the deadlines for submitting quarterly reports:

Quarter Date report is due
One (1 January – 31 March) 30 April
Two (1 April – 30 June) 30 July
Three (1 July – 30 September) 30 October
Four (1 October – 31 December) 30 January

Submitting your reports

You can submit your quarterly reports on PEF Online. Alternatively, you can download the reporting forms below and submit the completed forms to us by email at pef@electoralcommission.org.uk or you can post these to us.

Exemptions from quarterly reports

If you haven’t received any donations, entered into any new loans or made any changes to your existing loans, you still need to submit quarterly reports. This is called a ‘nil report’. You can submit nil reports through PEF Online or if you are using the paper forms, the form you’ll need for this is called an RP10QN for donations and an RP10QNb for loans.

If you submit four consecutive nil reports, you are exempt from submitting further reports until you receive another reportable donation, enter into a new loan or make changes to an existing loan. If you are unsure whether your party is exempt from submitting a quarterly donations or loans report, please contact us.

Even if you are exempt from quarterly reporting, you must still submit annual accounts for your party.

Last updated: 31 March 2022