From the Charity Commission
all 2018 and 2019 annual return questions
Why we are asking about salaries and benefits in charities
Our research into public trust and confidence in charities shows that the public is concerned about high levels of pay in charities.
Because of this we will be asking charities to provide more information about salaries to increase accountability.
We will ask for a breakdown of salaries across income bands, and the amount of total employee benefits for the highest paid member of staff.
But, in response to concerns raised during our public consultation, we will not publish details of benefits given to the paid member of staff on the charity register.
If your registered charity’s financial year ended on 31 March 2018, then the deadline for submitting the charity’s accounts/ annual return to the Charity Commissionis 31 January 2019.
The Charity Commission has produced guidance on how to prepare an annual return. You can find that here
For the annual return 2018/2019, you need to be aware that there will be new questions to answer. You can find more information about that here
If you need any further advice, then you can contact our office here
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Well, your final accounts have been successfully examined, now you need to send your Annual Return to the Charity Commission. You are required by law to submit these within 10 months of the end of your Financial Year.
It is very easy to complete. You will need the:
Total Income and Expenditure for the Year
Names of your Trustees
If you need any help, give Derby CAS a call on 01332364784, or you can go to the Government Website for guidance