The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 requires unions to provide members with a statement in connection with the Union’s annual return (AR21) to the certification officer for trade unions. The required information for the year ending 31 December 2018 is set out below. The auditor’s report is also available below.

The full AR21 reports are available here and for Northern Ireland, here

Income and Expenditure

The total income of the union for the period was £95,421,350. This amount included payments of £75,503,221 in respect of membership income of the union. The union’s total expenditure for the period was £88,189,528.

Political Fund

In respect of the union’s political fund, its total income was £552,709 and total expenditure was £412,679.

Withdrawal from the Political Fund

You have the right to submit a withdrawal notice which is available from political fund page and can be posted or emailed to the addresses set out on the form.  The withdrawal will take effect within one month of receipt.

Salary paid to and other benefits provided to the General Secretaries

The General Secretaries of the union were paid £304,493 in respect of salary and £63,637 in respect of benefits.

Irregularity statement

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.

Auditor’s report

Important: The figures submitted with the statement to members are consistent with the figures of the summary sheet of the AR21 form.