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.

Second SORP Update Bulletin published

A second SORP Update Bulletin has been published that keeps the SORP up to date with changes to UK-Irish accounting that come into effect from 1 January 2019. Please read the Bulletin now because changes to do with providing comparatives come into effect from the date the Bulletin was published.

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

Does your charity prepare accounts on an accrual basis?