Detailed and complex investigations

When an investigation is more detailed or complex, or where we believe it involves significant issues of public interest, we will publish case summaries. These cases are available above.

Closed investigations

We publish information about recently closed investigations every month. These tables include the possible offence(s) we investigated, what we found, and what action we took. If you are looking for information on investigations not included here, please contact us

 

April 2020 - Present

Last updated on 19 May 2020.

SubjectInvestigated forDecisionSummary of reasons(s)
Lambeth Labour Group
(members association and unincorporated association)
Failure to provide notification of gifts to a political party exceeding £25,000.

Offence.

£600 (variable monetary penalty)

Paid on 18 May 2020.

Sanctions were appropriate in this case, in line with our enforcement policy.
Labour for a People's Vote
(members association)
Failure to deliver two donation reports within 30 days of accepting donations.

Offence.

Penalties totalling £400 (2 x £200 fixed monetary penalties).

Paid on 14 May 2020.

Sanctions were appropriate in this case, in line with our enforcement policy.
Shropshire Party
(registered political party)
Late delivery of weekly donations and transactions reports for 2019 UK Parliamentary General Election.

Offences.

Penalties totalling £400 (2 x £200 fixed monetary penalties).

Paid on initial notice on 29 April 2020.

Sanctions were appropriate in this case, in line with our enforcement policy.
The Cynon Valley Party
(registered political party)
Late submission of annual accounts (2018).

Offence.

£200 (fixed monetary penalty)

Paid 18 May 2020.

Sanctions were appropriate in this case, in line with our enforcement policy.
Ulster Unionist Party
(Fermanagh and South Tyrone accounting unit)
Late submission of annual accounts (2017).

Offence.

£200 (fixed monetary penalty).

Paid on initial notice on 17 April 2020.

Sanctions were appropriate in this case, in line with our enforcement policy.
Kingston Independent Residents Group
(registered political party)
Late submission of annual accounts (2018).

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.
The Commission concluded two investigations into potential failures to comply with PPERA by two Northern Ireland regulated donees, relating to donations accepted prior to 1 July 2017. The Commission made no determination of offence in either case.
Alliance European People's Party UK
(registered political party)
Failure to deliver accurate quarterly transaction reports.

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The party delivered inaccurate reports of loans, insofar as it reported loans that were not reportable. The Commission was satisfied this was based on the party misinterpreting the requirements, but that the issue was now resolved and no sanction was appropriate.
Andover Alliance
(registered political party)
Late delivery of quarterly donations and transactions reports.

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.
Barnet Labour Group
(Members association)
Failure to deliver a donation report within 30 days of acceptance.

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The association made some reports late, but the Commission was satisfied that there were mitigating factors and decided to impose no sanction.
Conservative and Unionist Party
(Berwick Upon Tweed accounting unit)
Late submission of annual accounts (2017); Failure to keep accurate financial records.
 

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.
Conservative and Unionist Party 
(Northumberland and Tyne & Wear accounting unit)
Late submission of annual accounts (2017)

No offence.

N/A.

Closed without further action.

The accounting unit was merged with others during the relevant year, and the Commission was not informed. The former accounting unit was not required to deliver accounts as its income and expenditure were not above the required threshold.
Conservative and Unionist Party
(Thurrock accounting unit)
Late submission of annual accounts (2017)

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together
(registered political party)
Late submission of annual accounts (2018)

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.
Northamptonshire Independents
(registered political party)
Late submission of annual accounts (2018)

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.
Nova Forte
(registered political party)
Late submission of annual accounts (2018)

Offence.

No sanction.

Closed without further action.

The accounts were delivered late, but mitigating factors meant that no sanction was imposed.

 

 

April 2018 - March 2019