Guidance

Set up a political fund for a trade union or employers' association

Procedure to be followed by a trade union or employers' association to establish a political fund to spend money for political purposes.

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The guide deals with the procedure to be followed by a trade union or an employers’ association wishing to establish a political fund.

It contains sections that deal with:

  • the statutory provisions
  • political funds in Northern Ireland
  • the procedure for establishing a political fund
  • preparation by the trade union of draft ballot rules
  • submission of ballot rules for formal approval by the Certification Officer
  • holding the ballot
  • complaints about ballots
  • sending of notice to members about exemption from contributing to the political fund
  • the political objects

It also contains:

  • a model resolution for adoption of political fund ballot rules
  • model rules for a political fund
  • model rules for a ballot to establish a political fund (where the scrutineer also acts as the independent person)
  • model rules for a ballot to establish a political fund (where roles of the scrutineer and the independent person are to be carried out by different persons)
Published 1 September 2012
Last updated 7 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. The Certification Officer has moved, please note we have now a new address.
  2. First published.