Population Matters



Annual and quarterly reports

2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10

2016:   February    May    July
2015:   November    August    May    February

We would like to thank creative agency D8 for designing our annual reports.

Annual General Meeting and Conference

2016    Minutes    Annual review
2015    Minutes    Annual review    Financial report    Local groups    Jenny Tonge talk
2014    Minutes    Annual review    Financial report    Local groups    Crispin Tickell talk
2013    Minutes    Report    Overview    Education    Finance    Local groups
2012    Minutes
2011    Minutes
2010    Minutes

Financial statements

2015-16     2014-15     2013-14     2012-13     2011-12     2010-11     2009-10

Financial statements for previous years.

Achievement2015/16: Record income, expenditure and funds

Sources of income, reserves and investments

Our income comes primarily from our many individual members. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have about the reports. Our reserves policy is to retain a sufficient amount to enable us to maintain our activities at the current level in foreseeable circumstances. The level of reserves is reviewed annually and is set at £250,000. Our reserves are spread between several reputable UK organizations to limit risk. In addition, we invest in conservative stock market instruments.

Constitution and compliance

We are a company limited by guarantee (3019081) and a registered charity (1114109). We are governed by our Articles of Association. We operate within the guidance of Companies House and the Charity Commission. We benchmark our governance against best practices.

Annual meeting

Transparency and risk

We were deemed “the highest-scoring small organization” in the Bond Transparency Review 2015 – Cohort Report. If you cannot find information about us that you are seeking, please contact us. No board member has a pecuniary interest in our activities, and they are remunerated only for modest expenses. Team members have no pecuniary interest in our activities other than payment for duties and expenses.

We review our governance and risk register regularly. Risks deemed to be significant have been identified as the loss of key personnel, management information and funds. Actions taken to reduce the likelihood and impact of these risks include multiple ownership of business-critical data, offsite backup of key information and a conservative approach to investment.

Policies and guidelines

Our policies and guidelines affirm our responsibilities, improve our performance and minimize risk.

Duty of care

Data protection
Health and safety
Personal safety at events
Safeguarding vulnerable people
Suspect packages


Conflict of interest
Corruption and fraud
Gifts and hospitality
Investment & reserves
Investment committee ToR


Board guidelines
Brand guidelines
Contacting the media
Crisis communications
Environmental impact
Event management
Event recruitment
Information security
Local groups
Open information
Preparing for an interview
Recruitment by speakers
Vegan event recruitment
Volunteer management