Methodology

Overview This section draws on many different data sources, including Co-operatives UK, the Building Society Association, the Department for Education, and many more. The data for most civil society organisations is for the financial year 2013/14, except for the data on general charities, which is for 2015/16. To our knowledge, this represents the most up-to-date […]

Methodology

Voluntary sector definition As in previous Almanacs, the ‘general charities’ definition is used to obtain estimates for the voluntary sector. The definition is based on common features of non-profit organisations and was originally constructed to also fit Office for National Statistics (ONS) national accounting purposes. Included in the ‘general charities’ definition are those registered charities that […]