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National Governing Bodies Benchmarking Survey Report 2020

28th January 2021

National Governing Bodies Benchmarking Survey Report 2020

We are delighted to share our sixth annual UK National Governing Bodies (NGBs) benchmarking survey. 

Based on detailed responses from 15 organisations across the sector, our survey offers detailed management information against which NGBs can benchmark themselves, that reveals trends both in financial performance and governance, and highlights what the sector perceives to be the key threats for the future. 

COVID-19 has dominated the landscape across our sector this year. Due to the current pandemic, some organisations have struggled with resource to complete the survey and there are fewer participants than usual. This will need to be considered as you analyse the results. It is also worth stressing in most cases the information is from the last reporting period, generally being 31 March 2020. This was obviously the early stage of lockdown, and it is a challenge for this report to ensure information is relevant in a completely changed world. To do this we have refocused the commentary on what it may mean now. We also specifically asked participants COVID-19 related questions for the survey to remain current and relevant. Inevitably, as you read this with the pace of change this year, things move on quickly and again this should be considered. 

The report covers key areas of income, expenditure, governance, and risks, interwoven with the impact of COVID-19 on these areas. 

To download the 2020 report, please visit our publications page here.

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