NEWS: Research commissioned into how small charities experience accounting regulation and guidance

1 June 2021

Power to Change, the Charities Aid Foundation and the Lloyds Bank Foundation have commissioned research to understand how small charities experience accounting regulation and guidance. 

They want to understand your charity’s experience of preparing annual accounts, and how the rules and guidance might be improved to better serve small charities (up to £500,000 income).

They are asking you to complete this short survey, which should take no more than 20 minutes:

This survey should be completed by the individual (staff or volunteer) from within your charity who is most involved in gathering the information that goes into your year-end accounts (even if the detailed work is done by an external accountant).

The findings of this research - which also includes a survey of independent examiners/accountants and some focus group discussions - will feed directly into the current SORP Engagement Process.  The results will directly influence the next Charities SORP, now expected to take effect from 1 Jan 2024.