Sorp Committee - SORP
Application guidance for charity accounting
SORP Committee and SORP announcements
The Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW), the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) are authorised by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as the SORP-making body and as such take the responsibility for organising the SORP review, drafting any revisions and undertaking the consultation process. In making recommendations, the Commission and OSCR are expected to act on the recommendations of an expert committee - The SORP Committee.
Membership of the SORP Committee is drawn from all jurisdictions preparing accounts under UK-Irish Generally Accepted Accounting Practice which have a charity regulator. To be representative the Committee desires members from charities, charity umbrella groups, funding organisations, accountancy firms, and academia. Members with non-accounting backgrounds are also welcome.
Following the recent recruitment exercise carried out in 2019-20, the SORP-making body appointed the membership of the new SORP Committee with 14 Committee members drawn from the 4 charity law jurisdictions covered by UK-Irish GAAP.
Please note expenses to attend SORP Committee meetings are only paid to representatives drawn from charities, academia and small sector umbrella bodies.
Each SORP is developed in accordance with the Policy on developing Statements of Recommended Practice established by the Financial Reporting Council.
Each SORP is developed by the SORP Secretariat and then its contents are peer reviewed by the SORP Committee. The recommendations of a SORP are then tested through extensive consultation before its recommendations are finalised and published.
The process of developing the SORP changed following the report in June 2019 following the SORP governance review. A tracker reporting progress against those recommendations is now published and updated:
SORP review recommendations tracker (December 2021 update) - PDF | Word
Refer to the archived Join Us page for the original report from the governance review.
Agenda, Minutes and Papers of the New SORP Committee
The agenda, approved minutes and those papers released for public view are published subsequent to each meeting. View the agenda, minutes and papers online.
SORP-making body announcements
SORP aims and principles guiding the writing of the next SORP - January 2022
Letter - second submission to FRC Periodic Review - November 2021
Annex - second submission - November 2021
Covering letter to IFR4NPO submission
Annex - submission to IFR4NPO international project
SORP work plan 2021-22 - timeline updated to March 2022
Commentary on the SORP work plan
Letter - initial submission to FRC Periodic Review – May 2021
Annex - initial submission - May 2021
Annual Review 2020 - report made to the FRC