|Proposed Resolution||Why are you being asked to vote on this?||Proposed and Seconded By|
|To approve the Minutes from the last Annual General Meeting, held on 27th October 2021||The minutes provide the formal record of the proceedings of a meeting. This record should be accepted as true and accurate by the members.||Tracey Howe, Catherine Marshall|
|To receive and note the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2021||As a registered UK charity, Cochrane must prepare reports of its financial and organizational activities. The Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2021 have been approved by the Governing Board. We now ask you to confirm that they have been made available to you.||Karen Kelly, Catherine Marshall|
|To note the re-appointment of Sayer Vincent as auditors until the conclusion of the ongoing tender process and appointment of new auditors|
UK charities must be audited by law. Auditors must state that the accounts comply with regulations and consider whether Trustees are properly exercising their stewardship responsibilities over the resources entrusted to them.
Auditors must be appointed for each financial year. It is also good practice to periodically re-tender the audit work. At the date of the AGM Cochrane will be in the midst of tendering for audit services. Therefore, following the advice of our lawyers and with the approval of the Board, members are asked to note that Sayer Vincent remain as our current auditors until the tender process is completed and the new auditors chosen by the Governing Board. The new Auditors will be announced via the website and a resolution will come to the 2023 AGM in the usual way.
|Karen Kelly, Catherine Marshall|