All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal organisations and receive no funding from Governments, Parliament, or political parties.

However, the APPG for Challenger Banks and Building Societies still has a number of costs related to research, administration, report publication, event management, site visits, running a website, and more.

These costs are covered with the support of our Associate Members whose generous sponsorship helps the APPG to conduct its inquiries and hold its events.

The APPG is working on an ambitious work programme for 2020-21 which will feature new inquiries into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the Government’s Financial Services Bill 2019-20 which was announced in the Queen’s speech. We will also be holding a series of inquiries into different aspects of regulation.

We are also looking to hold a series of Parliamentary events and arrange for members of the APPG to visit membership institutions (as soon as conditions permit). To find out more about Associate Membership, please contact the secretariat.