ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT
The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 requires unions to provide members with an annual statement containing financial information summarised from the annual return (AR21) to the certification officer for trade unions. The required information for the year ending 31 December 2011 is set out below. For a full financial statement write to: Union Accountant, NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
SUMMARY EXTRACT FROM THE ANNUAL RETURN
Funds at beginning of year
Funds at end of year
This meets the costs of providing benefits and services to members or groups of members as entitlements.
It funds the day-to-day running costs of the Union, including property, equipment, vehicles, materials and staffing.
Subscription income shown is net of local fees. Other income derives from rent, commissions, advertising and sales.
This is regulated by union rules. It meets costs incurred in industrial action and other campaigns to promote and protect the pay and conditions of members. Income includes 1 per cent of national subscription income.
This fund is managed in conjunction with the Teacher Support Network.
Entries for this fund are the consolidated income and expenditure totals of all the Union’s divisions and associations. Income is through local fee determined at local level, together with other income generated by division or association sources from the national union.
Expenditure within the national and local rules is determined by divisions and associations themselves.
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STATEMENT TO MEMBERS
NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS
STATEMENT TO MEMBERS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH THE UNION’S ANNUAL RETURN FOR PERIOD ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2011
AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 32A OF TRADE UNION AND LABOUR RELATIONS (CONSOLIDATION) ACT 1992
Income and Expenditure
The total income of the union for the period was £38,445,349. This amount included payments of £33,291,783 in respect of membership of the union. The union’s total expenditure for the period was £32,495,066. In respect of the union’s political fund, its total income was £399,170 and total expenditure was £53,872.
Salary paid to and other benefits provided to the General Secretary, President and members of the Executive
The General Secretary of the union was paid £106,235 in respect of salary and £36,128 in respect of benefits.
A member who is concerned that some irregularity may be occurring, or have 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 that conduct.
The member may raise any such concern with such one or more of the following as it seems appropriate to raise it with: the officials of the union, the trustees of the property of the union, the auditor or auditors of the union, the Certification Officer (who is an independent officer appointed by the Secretary of State) and 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.
1. In the opinion of the auditors or auditor do the accounts they have audited and which are contained in this return give a true and fair view of the matters to which they relate?
(See section 36(1) and (2) of the 1992 Act and notes 83 and 84)
2. Have the auditors or auditor carried out such investigations in the preparation of their audit report as will enable them to form an opinion as to:
(a) whether the trade union has kept proper accounting records in accordance with section 28 of the 1992 Act;
(b) whether it has maintained a satisfactory system of control over its transactions in accordance with the requirements of that section; and
(c) whether the accounts to which the report relates agree with the accounting records?
(See section 36(3) of the 1992 Act, set out in note 83)
3. Are the auditors or auditor of the opinion that the union has complied with section 28 of the 1992 Act and has:
(a) kept proper accounting records with respect to its transactions and its assets and liabilities; and
(b) established and maintained a satisfactory system of control of its accounting records, its cash holding and all its receipts and remittances.
(See section 36(4) of the 1992 Act set out in rule 83)
4. Please set out a copy of the report made by the auditors or auditor to the union on the accounts to which this AR21 relates. The report is to set out the basis upon which the audit has been conducted and/or such other statement as the auditor considers appropriate. Such a statement may be provided as a separate document.
(See note 85)
Independent Auditors Report to the members of the National Union of Teachers
We have audited the AR21 of the National Union of Teachers for the year ended 31 December 2011 on pages 3 to 36, excluding page 11. The AR21 has been prepared under the accounting policies set out on pages 31 to 32.
This report is made solely to the Union’s members, as a body, in accordance with the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the Union’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor’s 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 Union and the Union’s members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.
Respective responsibilities of officers and auditors
As explained more fully in the statement of officers’ responsibilities, the officer’s are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and AR21 and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view. Our responsibility is to audit the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland). Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board’s (APB’s) Ethical Standards for Auditors.
We report to you our opinion as to whether the AR21 gives a true and fair view and have been properly prepared in accordance with the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. We also report to you if, in our opinion, the AR21 is not consistent with the financial statements, if the Union has not kept proper accounting records, if we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit, if the Union has not established and maintained a satisfactory system of control over its accounting records, its cash holdings and all its receipts and remittances, if we have not received proper returns, adequate for our audit, from branches not visited by us and if the AR21 is not in agreement with the accounting records and returns.
We read the Director of Finance’s Report and consider the implications for our report if we become aware of any apparent misstatements within it.
Scope of the audit of the AR21
A description of the scope of an audit of financial statements is provided on the APB’s website at www.frc.org.uk/apb/scope/private.cfm.
Opinion on the AR21
In our opinion the AR21:
- gives a true and fair view of the state of the Union’s affairs as at 31 December 2011 and of its surplus for the year then ended; and
- has been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice and the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
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Date: 31 May 2012
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