Labour Research August 2012

Union news

Certification Officer report

Total trade union membership fell by just under 1% in the year recorded by the latest (2011-12) certification officer’s annual report and now stands at 7.26 million.

However, their collective operating surplus improved in the period: total gross income rose by 12.3% to £1,205 million and total gross expenditure in the period fell by 12.7% to £1,051 million. At the end of the reporting period total funds (net assets) amounted to £974 million, an increase of 20.5% over the previous period.

But the figures do not give an up-to-date picture as they are they mainly derived from union accounts for the year ending December 2010.