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 research analysis published

The analysis of the feedback from the SORP research exercise has been published. The SORP Committee considered the research feedback at its March, May and June meetings. Topics reviewed included: tiered reporting, senior staff pay disclosures, a key facts summary and more help for smaller charities.

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

Does your charity prepare accounts on an accrual basis?