- Financial sanctions available to the EC should be increased beyond the current £20,000 maximum and instead be benchmarked to a percentage of campaigns’ total spend.
- The EC’s sanctions regime for breaches of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 should be extended to cover acts of non-compliance with the Representation of the People Act 1983 with the objective of closing the current enforcement gap.
- The EC should be given an explicit mandate to perform as a specialist prosecutor for electoral offences.
- Parties should undertake AML checks on beneficial owners and refuse donations from companies failing to provide evidence of genuine economic activity in the UK.
- The EC should be granted powers to compel social media companies to release data on political parties’ online advertising spend.