Annual return and statement to members for the 12 months ended August 2021 as required by section 32a of trade union and labour relations (consolidation) act 1992 and the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, Article11A- (1).

Income and Expenditure

The total income of the union for the period was £69,114,894. This amount included payments of £62,731,906 in respect of membership income of the
union. Of total income, £68,577,693 related to the general fund (£62,194,705 from membership).

The union’s total expenditure for the period was £69,036,103, of which £68,780,671 related to the general fund.

Political Fund

In respect of the union’s political fund, its total income was £537,201 and total expenditure was £255,432.

Salary paid to and other benefits provided to the General Secretaries

The General Secretaries of the union were paid £219,848 in respect of salary and £46,982 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.

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