Although Council members who volunteer to help BSHAA run its affairs give their time, the Society doesn’t expect them to be out of pocket when it comes to travelling and other subsistence costs. Travel and other accommodation costs have always been re imbursed, and in more recent times, an allowance was introduced for loss of business to encourage independent members who actually lose earnings or income as a result of being involved in the Society’s affairs.
Since a finance committee was set up earlier this year to oversee the way members’ money is spent, there have been a number of initiatives to ensure more appropriate governance, and at its meeting in August the national Council agreed an expenses policy and published guidelines.
You can read the new guidelines here: BSHAA Expenses Policy
You can download an expenses form here: BSHAA Expense Claim form