Choosing the right SORP

The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, as the joint SORP-making body for charities, have developed two SORPS. For reporting periods starting on or after 1 January 2016 all charities must follow, the Charities SORP (FRS 102) that applies the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102). The Charities SORP (FRSSE) is only an option for financial years starting before 1 January 2016.

SORP governance consultation update

The consultation on the way the SORP is developed was launched on 26 November. Your views are sought to identifying all who need to be involved and how best to involve them so that the SORP best serves the needs of both those interested in the work of charities and the charities telling their story on the difference they made and how the money was spent. Responses received so far have now been posted to the site.

Light bulbTo see if a SORP applies to your charity, answer the following question:

Does your charity prepare accounts on an accrual basis?