Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill (HL Bill 10)

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Control of funding for political purposes

    1. Introductory

      1. 1. Additional restrictions to apply to funding for political purposes

      2. 2. Meaning of “represented registered party”

    2. Cap on donations and loans etc from a single source

      1. 3. Cap on total of relevant benefits received from any person

      2. 4. “Relevant benefits”: donations

      3. 5. “Relevant benefits”: loans and related transactions

    3. Treatment of affiliation fees received from membership organisations

      1. 6. Circumstances in which affiliation fees treated as made by individual
        members

      2. 7. Procedure to establish whether section 6 applies to a membership
        organisation

      3. 8. Conditions to be met by membership organisation for purposes of section 7

      4. 9. Written consent to apply to all trade union members after transitional period

    4. Schemes for obtaining funding otherwise than by donations, loans etc

      1. 10. Amount-per-vote scheme

      2. 11. Matched funding for registered supporters

      3. 12. Gift aid to apply to gifts of money made to eligible represented registered
        parties

      4. 13. Gifts qualifying for gift aid relief: income tax treated as paid

      5. 14. Gifts qualifying for gift aid relief: corporation tax liability and exemption

      6. 15. Funding obtained under sections 10 to 14 to be used for certain purposes only

      7. 16. Ending of policy development grants

      8. 17. Requirements to secure valid nominations at parliamentary elections

      9. 18. Power to control combined impact of sections 10 to 17

  2. Part 2

    Control of expenditure for political purposes

    1. Annual expenditure incurred otherwise than in pre-election period

      1. 19. Annual limit on non-election expenses incurred by represented registered
        party

    2. Election expenditure

      1. 20. Increase in candidate limit at General Elections

      2. 21. Control of campaign expenditure and controlled expenditure

      3. 22. Removal of restrictions on pre-candidacy election expenses for certain
        general elections

  3. Part 3

    Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 23. Free delivery of candidate election addresses

      2. 24. Functions of the Commission

    2. General

      1. 25. Provision for review

      2. 26. Orders and regulations

      3. 27. Interpretation

      4. 28. Financial provision

      5. 29. Extent, commencement and short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Non-election expenses: qualifying expenses

    2. Schedule 2

      Amendments to Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
      Act 2000

    3. Schedule 3

      Free delivery of election addresses

      1. Part 1

        Election addresses and election booklets

      2. Part 2

        Amendments consequential on Part 1