Electoral Act, 1997
Disclosure of donations by companies, trade union, etc.
26.—(1) There shall be included in—
(b) the annual return to be made to the Registrar of Friendly Societies by a trade union (within the meaning of the Trade Union Acts, 1871 to 1990) or a society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 1978, or the Friendly Societies Acts, 1896 to 1977, and
(c) the report of a building society (within the meaning of the Building Societies Act, 1989 ) under section 78 of that Act,
particulars of all donations (within the meaning of section 22 or 46 or regulations made under section 72 ) exceeding £4,000 in value made by the company, trade union, society or building society, as the case may be, in the year to which the report or return relates, including particulars sufficient to identify—
(a) the value of each such donation, and
(b) the person to whom the donation was made.
(2) For the purposes of this section—
(a) “company” has the same meaning as in the Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990;
(b) all donations made by the company, trade union, society or building society, as the case may be, to the same person in the year to which the report or return relates shall be aggregated and treated as a single donation;