The numbers: Asthma UK

The finances behind the health charity

The charity's income for the year ending 30 September 2008, compared with £9.09m the previous year

The proportion of its income the charity raised from legacies. The rest of the money came mostly from donations from individuals and trusts, and from community fundraising

The highest-paid employee was paid no more than this

Free reserves at year-end. This was significantly below the charity's target of holding free reserves equivalent to between two and four months' budgeted spending for the coming year, which would have amounted to between £4m and £5.3m. The charity says it is taking action to increase its reserves

The proportion of the charity's income that was voluntary, mainly from legacies, individual and trust income, and community fundraising. The charity's fundraising ratio was 20p in the pound, compared with 25p in the pound the previous year

The amount the value of the charity's equity investments fell during the year as a result of stock market falls. This led to a reduction in expected free reserves

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