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CHARITY
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The
Bilderberg
Association
Annual
Report
and
Accounts
31
March
2011
Charity
Registration
Number
272706
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Contents
Reports
Reference
and
administrative
information
1
The Committee
Members'
report
2
Independentauditor's
report
5
Accounts
Statement
of
financial
activities
7
Balance
sheet
8
Principal
accounting
policies
9
Notes
to
the
accounts
10
The
following
page
does
not
form
part
of
the
statutory
accounts:
Detailedincome
and
expenditure
account
11
The
Bilderberg
Association
Reference
and
administrative
information
The
Committee
Members
Kenneth
Clarke
QC,
MP
LordKerr
of
Kinlochard
Marcus
Agius
(appointedSeptember
2011)
Address
Simon
Robertson
Associates
LLP
2
St
James Place
London
SW1A
1NP
Cha
ri
ty
registration
number
272706
Auditor
Buzzacott
LLP
130
Wood
Street
London
EC2V
6DL
Bankers
Barclays
BankPLC
54
Lombard
Street
London
EC3P
3AH
The
Bilderberg Association
I
The
Committee
Members'report
31
March
2011
The
Committee
Members,
who
are
trustees
for
the purposes
of
cha
rity
law,
present
the
statuto
ry report
with
the
accounts
of
The
Bilderberg
Association
("the
Association")
for
the
year
ended
31
March
2011.
The
accounts
have
been prepared
in
accordance
with
the
accounting
policies
set
out
on
page
9
of
the
attached
accounts
and
comply
with
the
charity's
constitution,
applicable
laws
and
the
principles
of
the
Statement
of
Recommended
Practice
on
"Accounting
and
Reporting
by
Charities"
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
Steering
Committee
of
Bilderberg
meetings.
ACTIVITIES,
SPECIFIC
OBJECTIVES
AND
RELEVANT
POLICIES
Specific
objectives
When
setting
the
objectives
and
planning the
work
of
the
charity
for
the
year
the
Committee
Members
have
given
careful
consideration
to
the Charity
Commission's
general
guidance
on
public
benefit.
The
objectives
of
the Association
are
to
promote
the
study
of,
and
public education
in
international
affairs,
economics
and
the
social
sciences
with
reference
in
particular
to
political,
economic
and
social
problems
affecting
the
democratic
countries
of
North
America
and
Western
Europe
and
the
effects
of
industrialisation
upon
the
social
structures
and
environments
of
such
countries.
Activities
In
furtherance
of
these
objectives
the
International
Steering
Committee
org
an
ises
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.
The
Bilderberg
Association
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The
Committee
Members'
report
31
March
2011
ACTIVITIES,
SPECIFIC
OBJECTIVES
AND
RELEVANT
POLICIES
(continued)
Activities
(continued)
A
small
secretariat (Bilderberg Meetings)
based
in
the
Netherlands
carries
out
the
administration
for
the
International
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
participants
to
attend
the meetings.
ACHIEVEMENTS
AND
PERFORMANCE
Financial
review
The
Association received donations
of
C50,000
during
the
year,
and
contributed
€28,750
(approximately
C23,601)
towards
Bilderberg
meetings.
Reserves
policy
and
future
plans
The
reserves
of
the
Association
at
31
March
2011
amounted
to
C246,757
(2010
-
£227,692).
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
constitute
trustees
of
the
Association
for
the
purposes
of
charity legislation.
The
Committee
Members
in
office
during
the
year
were
as
follows:
The
Committee
Members
Appointed
Kenneth Clarke
MP
Lord
Kerr
of
Kinlochard
Marcus
Agius
(Appointed
September 2011)
No
member
received
any
remuneration
for
services
as
a
member
of
the
Committee
(2010
-Cnil).
No
member
had
any
beneficial
interest
in
any
contract
with
the
Association
during
the
year.
The
Bilderberg
Association
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