Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
General Optical Council
- General Optical Council, 10 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7NG
Aims & activities
We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our statutory role is to protect and promote the health and safety of members of the public by promoting high standards of professional education, conduct and performance among our registrants. We currently register around 26,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
Who the charity helps
- Other defined groups
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
* £-47.0K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £1.2M Own use assets
- £9.7M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £6.9M Other assets
- £10.1M Total liabilities
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROMOTE AND MAINTAIN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BY PROMOTING HIGH STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE AMONG OPTOMETRISTS AND DISPENSING OPTICIANS, AND THOSE TRAINING TO BE OPTOMETRISTS AND DISPENSING OPTICIANS, AND IN PARTICULAR: (A) BY THE MAINTENANCE OF REGISTERS OF THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO ARE FIT TO PRACTISE AS OPTOMETRISTS OR DISPENSING OPTICIANS, OR TO UNDERTAKE TRAINING TO ENABLE THEM TO BECOME OPTOMETRISTS OR OPTICIANS; (B) BY DEFINING, CREATING AND MAINTAINING AN EFFECTIVE STRUCTURE FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AMONG OPTOMETRISTS AND DISPENSING OPTICIANS AND AMONG PERSONS SEEKING TO QUALIFY AS OPTOMETRISTS OR DISPENSING OPTICIANS, AND SUPERVISING THE PROVISION OF SUCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING; (C) BY ENSURING THAT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE FIT TO PRACTISE AS OPTOMETRISTS OR DISPENSING OPTICIANS, OR TO TRAIN FOR SUCH PRACTICE, IN FACT DO SO; (D) BY THE PROVISION OF APPROPRIATE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE TO THOSE WHO ARE FIT TO PRACTISE AS OPTOMETRISTS OR DISPENSING OPTICIANS, OR TO TRAIN FOR SUCH PRACTICE.
Governing documentOPTICIANS ACT 1989 AS AMENDED BY THE MEDICAL ACT 1983 (AMENDMENT) AND MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS ORDER 2006
Area of benefit
England And Wales
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 12 Trustees
- 76 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Selina Ullah||Keighley Association For Women And Children's Centre||Up-to-date|
|Muslim Women's Council||Up-to-date|
|David Parkins||None on record|
|Birtenshaw Merseyside||Recently registered|
|Gareth Morgan Hadley (Chair)||None on record|
|Helen Elizabeth Tilley||None on record|
|Dr Scott Mackie||None on record|
|Clare Minchington||None on record|
|Rosie Glazebrook||Book Aid International||Up-to-date|
|The Bhutan Society Trust Fund||Up-to-date|
|Sinead Burns||None on record|
|Dr Josie Forte||None on record|
|Roshni Samra||None on record|
|Michael Galvin||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland