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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

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[F1Requirement to notify Commission of political contributions over £25,000E+W+S+N.I.

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1(1)Where in any calendar year an unincorporated association falling within section 54(2)(h)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)makes a political contribution of more than £25,000, not having previously made any political contributions in that year, or

(b)makes a political contribution which takes the total amount of such contributions made by it in that year above £25,000,

the association must notify the Commission accordingly within the period of 30 days beginning with the date on which the contribution was made.

(2)An unincorporated association makes a “political contribution” in any of the following cases—

(a)it makes a donation (within the meaning of Part 4) to a registered party;

(b)it makes a loan of money to a registered party, or discharges (to any extent) a liability of a registered party, in pursuance of a regulated transaction (within the meaning of Part 4A);

(c)it makes a donation (within the meaning of Schedule 7) to a regulated donee;

(d)it makes a loan of money to a regulated donee, or discharges (to any extent) a liability of a regulated donee, in pursuance of a controlled transaction (within the meaning of Schedule 7A);

(e)it makes a donation (within the meaning of Schedule 11) to a recognised third party;

(f)it makes a donation (within the meaning of Schedule 15) to a permitted participant.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) a contribution is not counted towards the total unless it is a contribution of more than £500.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • permitted participant” has the meaning given in section 105 except that it does not include a registered party other than a minor party;

  • recognised third party” has the meaning given in section 85;

  • regulated donee” has the meaning given in Part 1 of Schedule 7.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)the value of a donation to a registered party shall be determined in accordance with section 53;

(b)the value of a donation to a regulated donee shall be determined in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 7;

(c)the value of a donation to a recognised third party shall be determined in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 11;

(d)the value of a donation to a permitted participant shall be determined in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 15;

(e)the value of a contribution within sub-paragraph (2)(b) or (d) is the amount of money lent or liability discharged.

(6)Where a donation, or a sum of money lent, is sent on one day and received on another, the donation or loan is treated for the purposes of this paragraph as made on the earlier of those days.]

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