Political parties, campaigners, members associations and elected officials have to follow the Political Parties, Referendums and Elections Act (PPERA) when spending money or accepting donations and loans.

One of the rules means that they have to report spending, donations and loans above a certain amount to us. If they break the rules, we’ll investigate and may take action under our enforcement policy.

Where a breach involves a criminal offence, but we can’t sanction or it’s so serious that our sanctions wouldn’t be strong enough, we can notify the police or prosecuting authority, so that they can decide whether to take further action.

Financial reporting

We publish the political finance information reported to us by all groups, including:

  • donations and loans
  • campaign spending
  • annual accounts

Have a look at the latest financial reports