Trust Annual Report 2020
THE CITY OF WINCHESTER TRUST LIMITED REPORT OF THE COUNCIL AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020
l report on the accounts of the Trust for the year ended 31st March 2020, which are set out in the following pages.
Respective responsibilities of Council of Management and Examiners
As described in the Chairman's Report the Council Members (who also act as trustees for the charity) are responsible forthe preparation of the accounts, and they consider that an audit is not required for this year (under section 144 of the Charities Act 2011) and that an independent examination is needed.
Having satisfied myself that the charity is not subject to audit under company law and is eligible for independent examination, it is my responsibility to:
- Examine the accounts (under section 145 of the Charities Act 2011);
- To follow the procedures laid down in the general directions given by the charity commissioners (under section 145(5)(b) of the Charities Act 2011);
- To state whether particular matters have come to my attention.
Basis of independent examiner’s report
My examination was carried out in accordance with the General Directions given by the Charity Commissioners. An examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the charity and a comparison of the accounts presented with those records. It also includes consideration of any unusual items or disclosures in the accounts, and the seeking of explanations from the members concerning any such matters. The procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required for an audit, and consequently, no opinion is given as to whether the accounts present a ‘true and fair view’ and the response is limited to that matter set out in the statement.
Independent examiner’s statement
In connection with my examination, no matter has come to my attention:
Which gives me reasonable cause to believe that, in any material respect , the requirements
(a) To keep accounting records in accordance with s130 of the Companies Act 2006; and
(b) To prepare accounts which accord with the accounting records and to comply with the accounting requirements of the Companies Act 2006 have not been met; or
To which, in my opinion, attention should be drawn in order to enable a proper understanding of the accounts to be reached.
signed by Mrs J M Butler FCA (Independent Examiner) Date: 14th August 2020
Butler & Co
Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors