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Members Statement 2018

May 29, 2019

Statement to members issued in connection with the union’s annual return for the period ended 31/12/2018

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 £425,908.00. This amount included payments of £419,562.00 in respect of membership income of the union. The union’s total expenditure for the period was £365,528.00.



Political Fund - N/A


Salary paid to and other benefits provided to the General Secretary

The General Secretary of the union was paid £40,345.00 in respect of salary/pension and £577.00 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

David J Watkinson (Statutory Auditor)

Watkinson Black

Chartered Accountants

1st Floor, 264 Manchester Road



Date: 30 April 2019