Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/GUILD/A/5
TitleFinance committee
Extent27 volumes
DescriptionThe earliest surviving minute book dates from 1908, but there is no indication that this was the first minute book of the committee. Early minute books contain brief entries reporting decisions about expenditure and authorisation of payments, often for events organised by the Entertainments committee, or for grants to student societies. Printed balance sheets are pasted into the minutes for 1911-1912, and statements of accounts of student societies are mentioned. From 1926 onwards there is more formal reporting of the financial situation of the Guild following individual social events, and reports of the Guild Treasurer, interim and final reports to Guild Council, and Catering Department accounts are included. Later minute books from the 1960s onwards contain detailed accounts, including balance sheets and statements of account for the Guild as a whole, together with income and expenditure accounts, details of expenses, and applications and submissions for funds received from student societies and clubs.
There are no minutes for the period between June 1976 and September 1978, or from June 1982 to February 1986
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Finance committee was responsible for the administration of Guild funds. The committee's report, for inclusion in the Guild Annual Report, was submitted by the Guild Treasurer of the Union committee. The Finance committee traditionally had the benefit of the advice of members of University staff. Most money was spent on the Union building and the Guild Club at Edmund Street, and the grant to Athletic Union. It was listed as an Executive committee from the 1969-1970 session. Its functions were probably merged with those of the Union Services committee to form the Finance and Services committee by the early 1990s. Finance and Services committee members were elected at Guild Council and set budgets, and decided on internal changes to the building and the kind of services the Guild provided for its members.


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