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Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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48Annual returns.N.I.

[F1(1)A registered society must, within the period of 7 months beginning immediately after the end of a year of account, send to the registrar—

(a)a return relating to its affairs for that year (the society's “annual return” for that year),

(b)a copy of each balance sheet made during that year, and

(c)a copy of any relevant auditor's report for that year.

(1A)Relevant auditor's report” means—

(a)if section 38 (duty to appoint auditors) applies for that year, the auditor's report on the society's accounts for that year and any auditor's report on a balance sheet made during that year;

(b)otherwise, any report for that year required by section 43A.]

(2)The said return shall—

(a)contain the revenue account or accounts of the society prepared in accordance with section 37(2) in respect of the year of account to which the return relates, and a balance sheet as at the end of that year, and

(b)not contain any accounts other than the revenue account or accounts for that year unless those other accounts have been examined by the auditors of the society under section 43[F2 or been the subject of a report for the purposes of section 43A(2)(a)], F3...

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(6)Every registered society shall supply free of charge to every member or person interested in the funds of the society who applies for it a copy of the latest return of the society under this section and shall so supply with every such copy a copy of the report of the auditors on the accounts and balance sheet contained in the return.

[F2(6A)Where the year of account to which an annual return relates is one at the end of which there is in force in relation to the year a disapplication under section 38A(1), subsection (6) shall have effect as if for the reference to the report of the auditors on the accounts and balance sheet contained in the return there were substituted a reference to any report which the society is required, because of the disapplication, to obtain under section 43A(2)(a).]

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