The legal name of the company that owns InFacts is Referendum Facts Ltd. This is a company limited by guarantee. We were registered as a referendum campaigner with the Electoral Commission.
Editorial independence is guaranteed by an editorial board, who give their time for free. The members of the editorial board are also members of the company. They have all given money to fund InFacts.
The company is run by a board of three directors, chaired by Hugo Dixon. The others are Geert Linnebank and Sebastian Mallaby. All are members of the editorial board. The directors are not paid.
In addition to the financial contributions by the editors, InFacts is funded by donations. The editorial board has agreed the following policy:
- No individual contribution will account for more than 20% of total financial contributions
- InFacts will not knowingly take money from political parties or official institutions
- The names of all donors who give more than £500 in any calendar year will be published on the InFacts website
At 19 January, 2017, contributions had been received from the following individuals:
David Bell, Mervyn Davies, Roger de Freitas, Hugo Dixon, Bill Emmott, Manuel Falco, Giancarlo Garuti, Michael Grayer, Daniel Hallgarten, Will Hutton, Anshu Jain, Christopher Keljik, Colm Kelleher, Andrew Large, Mark Lewisohn, Geert Linnebank, Percy Marchant, Carlo Micheli, Reza Moghadam, Mark Moody-Stuart, Bruno Mourgue D’Algue, Paul Myners, Chris Patten, Caroline Pereira, Franck Petitgas, Michael Prest, Tom Price, Caroline Pridgeon, Simon Robertson, David Rothschild, Leopold Henri Schonbach, Victor Sebestyen, Davide Serra, Ewi Shafran, John Singer, Rupert Soames, Michael Tory, David Ure, The Wake Up Foundation, David Warren, Alan Wheatley.