The Numbers: Independent Age

The figures behind the charity which gives practical and financial support to older people in their homes.

£12.97m - Independent Age's income for the year ending 31 December 2008, compared with £14.29m the previous year

41% - The proportion of the charity's income that came from investments. The rest came mostly from residential fees and voluntary income

£100k - The highest-paid employee received no more than this

£1.48m - Free reserves at year-end, equivalent to just over nine weeks' unrestricted spending.The free reserves policy is currently under review by the trustees and will be agreed in 2010

£1.75m - The amount raised in voluntary income from donations and legacies. The fundraising ratio was 53p in the pound, compared with 63p in the pound the previous year

£5.4m - Investment income for the year, a fall of £524,000 - or 8.9 per cent - on the previous year. The charity's investment portfolio fell in value by £39m to £101m at year-end

10% - The maximum percentage of pensionable salary the charity contributes to employees' pension schemes.


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