"[It is] precautionary measure, so that we have the necessary funds to deliver our functions at a European Parliamentary election, in the unlikely event that they do go ahead," the UK Electoral Commission was quoted as saying by the outlet.
According to the newspaper, the eurosceptics fear that the government is planning to stay in the European Union and complain about the country's Electoral Commission's biased stance on remaining in the bloc.
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. In March 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, launching the process of the country's withdrawal from the 28-nation bloc. The Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels are currently underway.