New guidance on campaigning for charities

1st October 2019

The Electoral Commission has published new guidance for charities about campaigning in the lead up to elections and referendums.

The new guidance makes it clear that charities who don’t spend enough on campaigning activity, regulated by the Electoral Commission, don’t have to register. Regulated activity means something that could be ‘reasonably regarded as intended to influence voters’. The limit is £20,000 in England, so even if your charity is carrying out regulated activity, if you’re not spending over this limit, you don’t need to register. To find out more, read the NCVO blog article here.