BNP accounts to be investigated

The Electoral Commission is investigating the accounts of the British National Party from 2008, the standards watchdog has announced.

The commission said it began a case review into the party’s accounts in January, following concerns raised by the independent auditor.

This case has now moved into its next stage, a formal investigation.

The commission says no conclusion has been reached and there should be no assumption rules have been breached.

During a case review, the commission will use information provided to determine whether there has been a breach, but will not use its formal powers of investigation or conduct interviews.

An investigation is launched when it needs to use its statutory powers to obtain information and conduct interviews.

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