Changes to the law for new political parties

From 24 November 2022 a new legal requirement applies, meaning that if you register a new political party you need to make a declaration regarding the assets and liabilities held by the party you wish to register. If the total value of the party’s assets, or total amount of the party’s liabilities, are more than £500, you will also need to submit a record of assets and liabilities with your application to register the party. If the values are less you need to declare this, but no further information is required.

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