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Data for financial year ending 30 June 2017

Consumers' Association

  • Income

    £101.1M

  • Spending

    £104.9M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 296072 Company no. 580128

Contact details

Public address

  • Consumers Association Ltd, 2 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 4DF

Aims & activities

We aim to empower consumers to make informed choices about goods and services by undertaking research and publishing the results of that research. In so doing, we aim to change the way markets work to ensure they are fair and work in the best interests of consumers.

What the charity does

  • Education/training

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£101.1M

* £5.0M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£104.9M

Assets and liabilities

  • £28.1M Own use assets
  • £31.9M Long term investments
  • £-9.9M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £22.2M Other assets
  • £25.9M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

118%
21%
0%

Charitable objects

(1) TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IMPARTIAL AND SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF AND RESEARCH INTO: (A) THE STANDARDS OF GOODS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AS CONSUMERS; (B) WAYS IN WHICH THE QUALITY AND AVAILABILITY OF SUCH GOODS AND SERVICES MAY BE MAINTAINED AND IMPROVED FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AND TO PUBLISH AND DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH TO THE PUBLIC; (2) TO ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OTHER COUNTRIES AND IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING) THE LAW RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OTHER COUNTRIES (3) TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH INTO THE LAW OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OTHER COUNTRIES AND TO PUBLISH AND DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH TO THE PUBLIC; (4) TO PROMOTE AND ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN ALL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND IN THE PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH; (5) TO PROMOTE IN A MANNER BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SKILLS OF HORTICULTURE AND GOOD HOUSEWIFERY

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 18/03/1957 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 24/11/2001 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 20/11/2007 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 22/09/2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 07/11/2012 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 15 NOV 2017

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Conflicts of interest
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 15 Trustees
  • 751 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Sharon Margaret Grant Obe Bernie Grant Centre Partnership Up-to-date
The Bernie Grant Trust Up-to-date
Roger John Pittock None on record
Anna Walker St George's Hospital Charity Up-to-date
Timothy David Gardam (Chair) St Albans High School For Girls Up-to-date
Brian Douglas Yates Research Institute For Consumer Affairs Up-to-date
Jennifer Oscroft None on record
Peter Shears None on record
Sharon Helen Darcy None on record
Jonathan Nicholas Thompson None on record
Donald Grant None on record
Shirley Bailey-Wood None on record
Dr Melanie Jayne Fuller None on record
Caroline Mary Baker None on record
Christine Forde None on record
David Peter Woodward None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England And Wales