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Update: seemingly not

Update: Oh yeah!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Accountancy news

Henry Jackson Society and Policy Exchange both made their respective filings with plenty of time to spare, well done to both organisations (particularly H'S'JS which continues to report a surplus on doubled turnover). The Quilliam Foundation remains overdue on its 2007/8 accounts, which were due on 20 Sept. The civil penalty has now gone up from £150 to £375. The directors are also, in principle, criminally liable. Filing accounts on time is an important duty, and it is not a particularly onerous requirement for a minimally competent organisation; this is particularly important as the Quilliam Foundation has never filed a set of accounts (it was set up in November 2007 and so got 6 months grace to file its first annual accounts, for the period to March 09). Every single other thinktank I have surveyed manages to meet its Companies House or Charities Commission obligations, apart from EISCA and Quilliam. QF's Companies House return is due on the 18th of December and frankly my hopes are not high for that either.

Update: How tebbly strange. The accounts have not, AFAICS, been filed, but the "next accounts due" date has been moved from Sept 20 to 30 November on the Companies House website. Presumably this is indicative of somebody getting their act together?

Update: 10 November - Thar she blows! Late as per the old due date but early as per the revised one (this matters of course, not just because of the late filing penalty but because it affects the record of late filings, which is often checked by creditors etc). I don't know whether or not there was an administrative cock-up at the CH end which caused them to be shown with a wrong due date or something (though I'm surprised they let it lie for a month if so), but anyway the a/cs are now filed and will be viewable soon. I would advise careful writers and bloggers not to make too big a deal of the filing, because it's not clear whether they were actually late or not.
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