For almost 40 years, The Kubernesis Partnership has offered a single source of assistance to charities and those advising charities on accounting, legal and constitutional matters, including independent examination of charity accounts and charity tax matters (such as tax-effective giving and VAT for charities).

However, from April 2022 the Partners have substantially retired from this work.  The only services we can now offer are:

  • Completion of consultancy work in progress that was started before the end of March 2022 – clients with work under way should keep in touch as normal.
  • We are still happy to accept queries under the Kubernesis Charity Advice Service from charities and advisers who joined the service before March 2022.  Please get in touch (preferably by email) as usual.
  • Our books remain available for all to buy – you can still order and pay on our Publications page.
  • You may also find some of the materials on the Resources page helpful – these can be freely used provided the source is acknowledged.


Our mission

Kubernesis is a Greek word meaning one who steers a ship on the right course. It is also the root of the modern word “governance”. Great skill and experience is required to navigate a ship through stormy waters. Our mission since 1982 has been to help steer charities through the complex waters of financial management, fundraising and charity law.  Although we are now retiring from this work, we stand by this vision.

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