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Annual Report and
Accounts
31
March
2012
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Registration
Number
CHARITY
COMMISSION
FIRST
CONTACT
15 OCT 2012
RECEIVED
Contents
Reports
Reference
and administrative
infonnation
1
The Committee Members' report 2
Independent auditor'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 ofthe statutory accounts:
Detailed
income and expenditure account 11
The Bilderberg Association
Reference
and
administrative
information
The
Committee Members
Kenneth Clarke QC, MP
Lord
Kerr of
Kinlochard
Marcus Agius (appointed
September
2011)
Address Simon Robertson Associates LLP
2 St
James
Place
London
SW1A
1NP
Charity
registration number
Auditor
272706
Buzzacott LLP
130 Wood
Street
London
EC2V
6DL
Bankers
Barclays Bank PLC
54 Lombard
Street
London
EC3P 3AH
The
Bilderberg
Association
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The Committee Members' report
31
March
2012
The Committee Members, who are
trustees
for the
purposes
of charity law,
present
the
statutory report
with
the accounts of The Bilderberg Association ("the Association") for
the year ended 31 March 2012.
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
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.
The Bilderberg Association
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