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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

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Payments etc. not to be regarded as donations

4(1)None of the following shall be regarded as a donation—

(a)any facility provided in pursuance of any right conferred on candidates at an election by any enactment;

(b)the provision of assistance by a person appointed under section 9 of the [1989 c. 42.] Local Government and Housing Act 1989;

(c)the provision by any individual of his own services which he provides voluntarily and in his own time;

(d)any interest accruing to a regulated donee in respect of any donation which is dealt with by the donee in accordance with section 56(2)(a) or (b) (as applied by paragraph 8);

(e)any money or other property, or any services or facilities, provided out of public funds for the personal security of a regulated donee who is an individual.

(2)For the avoidance of doubt no remuneration or allowances paid to the holder of a relevant elective office in his capacity as such shall be regarded as a donation.

(3)There shall also be disregarded—

(a)any donation which (in accordance with any enactment) falls to be included in a return as to election expenses in respect of a candidate or candidates at a particular election; and

(b)except for the purposes of paragraph 14, any donation whose value (as determined in accordance with paragraph 5) is not more than £200.

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