After much deliberation, the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act finally came into force on 30 January 2014.
The act more closely regulates election campaign spending by those not standing for election or registered as political parties. Any campaigners need to register with the Electoral Commission if they spend more than £20,000 in England and £10,000 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on regulated activities in the regulated period prior to a general election. There is also a second spending limit of £9,750 on campaigns in any one parliamentary constituency in the regulated period…
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