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NASUWT statement to members for year ending 31 December 2010
The following statement is required to be made to members of the Union to comply with the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993, which introduced a provision requiring trade unions to provide each of their members with a statement giving financial and other details of its affairs for the period covered by the Annual Return.
a. Total income of the Union (excluding Political Fund) £31,475,696. Total expenditure of Union (excluding Political Fund) £28,747,599.
b. Total subscriptions from members (excluding Political Fund) £28,042,729.
c. Total income of the Political Fund £198,546.
d. A statement of the total salary and benefits paid to the General Secretary, President and Members of National Executive is given below.
e. A member who is concerned that some irregularity may be occurring or has occurred in the conduct of the financial affairs of the Union may take steps with a view to investigating further, obtaining clarification and, if necessary, securing regularisation of the conduct.
The member may raise any such concern with one or more of the following as it seems appropriate to raise it with: the officials of the Union, the auditor or auditors of the Union, the Certification Officer (who is an independent officer appointed by the Secretary of State) or the police.
Where a member believes that the financial affairs of the Union have been or are being conducted in breach of the law or in breach of the rules of the Union and contemplates bringing civil proceedings against the Union or responsible officials or trustees, he should consider obtaining independent legal advice.
Set out below is the report made by our auditors, Crowe Clark Whitehill, on the annual accounts presented at Conference.
This report is made solely to the Association’s members, as a body, in accordance with the United Kingdom Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the Association’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditors’ report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Association and the Association’s members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.
Respective responsibilities of the Executive Committee and Auditors
Trade Union law and rules of the Association require the Executive Committee to prepare accounts for each financial year which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Association and of the surplus or deficit of the Association for that year. The financial information for the Annual Return is extracted from the audited accounts. In preparing the accounts, the Executive Committee is required to:
• select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;
• make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
• prepare the accounts on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Association will continue in operation.
The Executive Committee is responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Association and to enable it to ensure that the accounts comply with Chapter III of the United Kingdom Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. It is also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Association and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.
Our responsibility is to audit the accounts in accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements and International Standards of Auditing (UK & Ireland).
We report to you our opinion as to whether the accounts give a true and fair view and are properly prepared in accordance with the United Kingdom Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. We also report to you if, in our opinion, the Association has not maintained a satisfactory system of control over transactions, not kept proper accounting records, if we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit, or if information specified by law regarding Executive Committee remuneration and transactions with the Association is not disclosed.
Basis of opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards of Auditing (UK & Ireland) issued by the Auditing Practices Board. An audit includes examination, on a test basis, of evidence relevant to the amounts and disclosures in the accounts. It also includes an assessment of the significant estimates and judgements made by the Executive Committee in the preparation of the accounts, and of whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the Association's circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed.
We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain all the information and explanations which we considered necessary in order to provide us with sufficient evidence to give reasonable assurance that the accounts are free from material misstatement, whether caused by fraud or other irregularity or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the overall adequacy of the presentation of information in the accounts.
In our opinion:
• the accounts give a true and fair view, in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practices, of the state of the Association's affairs as at 31 December 2010 and of its surplus for the year then ended; and
• have been properly prepared in accordance with the United Kingdom Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Crowe Clark Whitehill, Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors, Foley House, 123 Stourport Road, Kidderminster, Worcs, DY11 7BW.
4 March 2011
NASUWT statement to members for year ending 31 December 2010
Total benefits General Secretary £ Chris Keates
Gross salary 98,531.32
Employers NI 10,080.70
Payment into Defined Benefits Pension Scheme 24,140.17
David Cornwall 27.18
Julian Chapman 2,564.46
Chris Lines 2,000.00
Victor Agüera 1,405.99
Keith Anderson 3,709.30
Geoff Branner 1,535.00
Anne Brimacombe 28.40
Fred Brown 15.29
Mick Burrows 1,874.84
Ronald Clooney 3,982.88
Graham Cluer 3,883.43
Brian Cookson 1,915.00
Lyn Cooper 1,621.39
Tim Cox 4,020.00
Andrew Curtis 1,500.00
Graham Dawson 1,788.03
Paul Desgranges 3,562.91
Kathy Duggan 5,292.88
Celia Foote -
Susan Foreman 3,085.00
John Girdley 1,656.40
Jude Glover 2,004.90
Michael Grant 3,909.77
Linda Gray 1,025.33
Anthony Hall 1,043.90
Russell Hammond 1,500.00
Julia Harris 375.00
Chris Holland -
Alan Homes 1,823.13
Karen Hopwood 4,345.88
Kim Jamson 3,414.75
Joe Langley 4,783.85
Mick Lyons 2,987.91
Pam Milner 1,124.64
Derek Moore 4,138.26
Trevor Morgan 1,651.23
Suzanne Nantcurvis 3,389.90
Bernie Pardon 1,875.00
Ian Phillips 2,950.34
Timothy Ramsden 1,504.41
Jo Ramsey 5,329.63
John Rimmer 2,414.23
Paula Roe 4,547.54
Peter Scott 3,249.24
Richard Sidley 1,175.00
Eric Skyte 1,747.76
Hopkin Thomas 4,139.46
Ian Timpany 13.95
Victor Topping 1,746.46
Dave Wilkinson 181.91