15 CONSTITUENT BODY FINANCE
15.1 The Constituent Body’s income shall be obtained annually from the subscriptions of Members, from investments and securities, from gate monies and ticket receipts from matches arranged by the Constituent Body, from sponsorship and from any other available source.
15.2 The profits of the Constituent Body shall be applied only in furthering the objects of the Constituent Body.
15.3 The Constituent Body shall not have power to receive money on deposit from Members or others.
15.4 A Financial Statement of the Constituent Body’s affairs shall be made up to 30 June in each year (or such other date as maybe determined from time to time by the Constituent Body in General Meeting) and shall be signed by the Honorary Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary and one Member of the Committee. An audit where necessary in law or, where the membership require shall be carried out by a registered auditor or, where the conditions applicable for appointing lay auditors, by 2 or more lay auditors and a printed copy of the signed Financial Statements, together with the Auditors’ report thereon, shall be sent to each member with the notice calling a Financial Annual General Meeting or be available to each member at the Financial Annual General Meeting.
15.5 The Constituent Body may participate in a direct debiting scheme as an originator for the purpose of collecting subscriptions for any category of membership and/or any other amounts due to the Constituent Body and may enter into an indemnity required by the bank upon whom direct debits are to be originated and such indemnity may be executed on behalf of the Constituent Body by the Honorary Secretary or as otherwise determined pursuant to these Rules.
15.6 The Annual Subscription to the Constituent Body as determined by the Committee from time to time shall be payable on or before 1st September in each year.
16 MATCH TICKETS
16.1 Tickets for matches arranged by the Constituent Body shall be under the control of the Committee and shall be sold at prices fixed by the Committee (without any provision for repurchase by the Constituent Body) or as the Committee may direct, and the Committee shall allocate such tickets on an equitable BASIS.
16.2 The Committee shall have power to issue such season and other tickets, on such terms with such privileges and to such persons as it may from time to time determine.
17.1 The provisions of the Act relating to the appointment, powers, rights, remuneration, responsibilities and duties of the Auditors shall be complied with.
17.2 The Auditors where appointed shall be entitled to attend any General Meeting and to receive all notices of and other communications relating thereto which any Member is entitled to receive, and to be heard at any General Meeting on any part of the business which concerns them as auditors.
18 CLUBS’ FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
On or before 31 December each year a properly prepared Financial Statement for the previous season shall be sent by each Club for examination by the Committee and to the Honorary Treasurer of the Club’s Domestic Union. Such financial statement shall be audited or inspected in accordance with the Rules of the Union.