Cannabis party’s high fine for late filing of accounts

first_imgCannabis is Safer than Alcohol was launched in March 2015, but was removed from the official list of political parties last November for failing to complete annual registration paperwork.Its candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election won more than 20,000 votes. Also On POLITICO Philippine president invites UN, EU to debate drug killings By Carter Stoddard The U.K.’s Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol political party was ordered to pay a fine of £23,000 for repeatedly filing its accounts late, local media reported Tuesday.The Electoral Commission said there were “numerous failures” to comply with rules on reporting political finances at both the British and the Northern Irish branches of the party.“We had significant concerns about this party’s willingness to comply with the rules and the loss of transparency as a result of its unprecedented history of non-compliance,” the commission, which oversees the rules on donations and spending, said, adding that the fine reflects “the serious impact that this can have on voter confidence.”last_img read more