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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 53: Value of donations

112.Section 53 deals with the valuation of donations. Gifts of property are required to be valued at their market value, that is at the price they would fetch on their sale in the open market (see section 160(1)). Where money or property is transferred to a party for a consideration less than the market value of the property, the value of the donation is the difference between the value of the money or the market value of the property and the consideration provided by the party (subsection (2)). Similarly, where loans, property, services and other facilities are provided on other than commercial terms, their value will be taken to be the difference between their actual cost to the party and the cost which the party would have incurred if they had been provided on commercial terms (subsection (4)). In the case of any sponsorship, the value of the donation is to be taken to be the value of the money or property transferred to the party; the value of any benefit conferred on the sponsor is to be disregarded (subsection (3)).

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