Registered political parties must send an annual statement of accounts along with an auditor’s report to the Standards Commission by 30 June each year.

The Commission has guidelines that deal with:

  • Keeping adequate accounting records
  • Preparing the annual statement of accounts
  • Auditing of the statements

The Standards Commission has in December 2023 published draft guidelines for annual statements of accounts by registered political parties below for consultation. The draft includes a draft illustrative template.

Observations may be submitted to the Commission on the draft guidelines and illustrative template no later than close of business on 16 January 2024 to or by post to the address below.