Which loans are covered by the rules?

Under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA), the following types of transactions are regulated:

  • loans of money
  • credit facilities, such as credit cards and overdrafts
  • securities or guarantees for a party’s obligations to someone else

Only transactions with a value of more than £500 are covered by the controls.

In this guidance, we use the term ‘loans’ to refer to all of these transactions.

Loans of £500 or less

Loans with a value of £500 or less are outside the scope of PPERA and you do not need to record or report them.

Last updated: 31 March 2022