THE BRITISH COUNCIL

Charity number: 209131
Charity reporting is up to date

Activities - how the charity spends its money

The British Council creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with. We reach millions of people across the world, working with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

Income and expenditure

Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019

Total income:
£1,249,532,498
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Donations and legacies £184,233,428
Charitable activities £1,057,938,470
Other trading activities £872,665
Investments £2,711,876
Other £3,776,059
Total expenditure:
£1,219,658,273
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Raising funds £204,286
Charitable activities £1,203,773,987
Other £15,680,000

£430,329 investments gains (losses)

Total income includes £40,851,275 from 7 government contract(s) and £223,838,000 from 7 government grant(s)

People

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10963 Employee(s)

15 Trustee(s)

Employee salaries over £60,000

Number of employees
£60k to £70k 211
£70k to £80k 138
£80k to £90k 95
£90k to £100k 54
£100k to £110k 38
£110k to £120k 24
£120k to £130k 19
£130k to £140k 11
£140k to £150k 3
£150k to £200k 6
£200k to £250k 1
Fundraising
This charity does not raise funds from the public
Trading
One or more trustees are also directors of the subsidiaries
Trustee payments
No trustees receive any remuneration, payments or benefits from the charity.