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The
Bilderberg
Association
No
3
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21
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2006
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TEAM,
COMPLIANCE
DIVISION
Annual
Report
and
Accounts
31
March
2006
Chari
ty
Registration
Number
272706
The
Bilderber g
Association
Reference
and
administrative
information
The
Committee
Members
Kenneth
Clarke
QC,
MP
Martin
Taylor
Address
Simon
Robertson
Associates
LLP
2
St
James
Place
London
SW1A
1NP
Charity
registrat ion
number
272706
Auditors
Buzzacott
12
New
Fetter
Lane
London
EC4A
1AG
Bankers
Barclays
Bank
PLC
54
Lombard Street
London
EC3P
3AH
The
Bilderber g
Association
1
,•
The
C
ommittee
Members'
Report
31
March
:2006
The Committee
Members,
who
are
trustees
for
the
purposes
of
charity
law,
present
the
statutory
report
with
the
account s
of
The
Bilderberg
Association
("the
Association")
for
the
year
ended
31
March
2006.
The
account s
have
been
prepar ed
in
accordance
with
the
account ing
policies
set
out
on
page 9
of
the
attached
account s
and
comply with
the
charity's
constitut ion,
applicable
laws
and
the
principles
of
State ment
of
Recommended
Practice
on
"Accounting
and
Reporting
by
Charitie s "
issued
in
March
2005.
GOVERNANCE,
STRUCTURE
AND MANAGEMENT
Governance
The
Bilderberg
Association
is
governed
by
its
constitution
which
was
adopted on
20
December
1976.
Structure
and
management
The
Association
is
managed
by
a
committee
of
not
more
than three
but
no
less
than
two
people.
Any
new
member
is
appointed
by
the
remaining
members subject
to
confirmation
from
the
International
Steer ing
Committee
of
Bilderberg
meetings.
ACTIVITIES,
SPECIFIC
OBJECTIVES
AND
RELEVANT
POLICIES
Specific
objectives
The
objectives
of
the
Association
arr
to
promote
the study
of,
and
public
education
in
international
affairs,
economics
and
the
social sciences
with refe rence
in
particular
to
political,
economic
and
social
problems
affe cting
the
democratic
countries
of
North
America
and
Western
Europe
and
the
effe cts
of
industrialisation
upon
the
social
structures
and
environments
of
such
countries.
Activities
In
furtherance
of
these
objectives
the
Interna tional
Steering
Committee
organises
conferences
and
meetings
in
the
UK
and
elsewhere
and
disseminates
the
results
thereof
by
preparing
and
publishing
reports
of
such
conferences
and
meetings
and
by
other
means.
A
small
secretariat
(Bilderberg Mectings)
based
in
the
Netherlands
carries
out
the
administrat ion
for
the
Interna tional
Steering
Committee
and
the
publication
of
the
meetings'
reports and
the
Association
makes
annual
contributions
towards
this.
The
Association
is
not
required
to
make
a
contribution
towards
the cost
of
the
secretariat in
the
year in
which
the
conference
is
held
in
the
UK.
The
hospitality
costs
of
the annual meetings
are
the responsibility
of
the
Steering
Committee member
of
the
host
country.
The
Association
provides
funds
for
the
conferences
when
they
are
held
in
the
UK.
Funds
are
also
provided
for
the
travel
costs
of
some
UK
participa nts
to
attend
the
rm:etings.
The
Bilderber g
Association
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The
Committee
Members'
Report
31
March
2006
ACHIEVEMENTS
AND
PERFORMANCE
Financial
review
The
Association
rece ived
donations
of
,C25,000
each from
Goldman
Sachs
and
BP,
and
contribut ed
23,000
(approximately
k.,
16,020)
to
Bilderberg
meetings.
Reserves policy
and
future
plans
The
reserves
of
the
Association
at
31
March
2006
amounted
to
£191,426
(2005
-
f
156,179).
The
charity
aims
to
continue
to
increase
reserves in
order
to
meet
the
considerable
costs
of
the Annual
Conference
when
it
is
next
held
in
the
UK.
The Committee
Members
The
Committee
Members
constitut e
trustees
of
the
Association for
the
purposes
of
charity legislation.
The Committee
Members
in
office
duking
the
year
were
as
follows:
The
Committee
Members
Kenneth
Clarke
MP
Martin
Taylor
No
member
rece ived
any
remuneration
for
services
as
a
member
of
the
Committee
(2005
-£nil).
No
member
had
any
beneficial
interes t
in any
contra ct
with
the
Association
during
the
year.
The
Committee
Members'
responsibilities
statement
Law
applicable to char ities
in
England
and
Wales
requires
the
Committee
Members
to
prepare
accounts
for
each
financial
year
which
give
a
true
and
fair
view
of
the
Association's
financial activities
during
the
year
and
of
its
financial
position
at
the
end
of
the
year.
In
preparing
the
attached
accounts
the
Ct)mmittee
Members consider
the
Association
has:
selected
suitable
account ing
polici~,s
and
then
applied
them consistently;
made
judgements
and
estimates
th,it
are
reasonable
and
prudent;
followed
applicable
accounting
st,tndar ds ,
subject
to
any material
departures
disclosed
and
explained
in
the
accounts;
prepared the accounts
on
the
going
concern
basis
unless
it
is
inappropriate
to
presume
that
the
Association
will
continue
in
operation.
The
Committee
Members
have
responsibility
for
maintaining
proper
accounting
records
which
disclose
with
reasonable
ace
uracy
at
any
time
the
financial
position
of
the
Association and enable
it
to
ensure
that the accounts
comply with
the C harities
Act
1993.
They
also
have responsibility
for safer;uarding
the
assets
of
the
Association and
for
taking
reasonable
steps
to
prevent
and
detect
fraud and
other
irregularities.
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Bilderber g
Association
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The
Committee
Members'
Report
31
March
2006
ACHIEVEMENTS
AND
PERFORMANCE
(CONTINUED)
The
Committee
Members'
responsibilities
statement
(continued)
The
Committee
Members
confirms
that
so
far
as
it
is
aware,
there
is
no
relevant
audit
information
of
which
the
Association's
auditors
are
unaware.
They
have taken
all
the
steps
that
they
ought
to
have
taken
as
Committee
Members
in
order
to
make
themselves
aware
of
any
relevant audit
information
and
to
establish
that the
Association's
auditors
are
aware
of
that
information.
Auditors
The
auditors,
Buzzacott,
will
be
proposed
for
re-a ppointment.
Approved
and
signed
on
behalf of
the
Committee
Members:
Committee
Member
The
Bilderber g
Association
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