This guidance outlines the rate for conferences held in Autumn 2021 and beyond. Please see our FAQs for conferences held up to Spring 2021.


Under electoral law there are rules which political parties, certain organisations and individuals must follow in relation to donations they receive. These rules include support given through sponsorship payments which are a type of donation under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA).  

The sponsorship rules apply to:

  • Registered political parties 
  • Registered non-party campaigners 
  • Registered referendum campaigners 
  • Party members and holders of elected office 
  • Members associations 
  • Candidates at elections

As sponsorship payments are a type of donation, the usual rules for permissibility apply as with all other donations.

This guidance sets out the rules for sponsorship and other payments the above individuals and organisations may receive towards their events, publications and other activities.