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Annual Reports

Annual reports

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) launched its first annual report in 2021 (related to the year 2020) in its 300-year history, marking another major step forward in its commitment to modernisation, transparency and normalisation.

The annual reports are issued yearly and aim to provide insight into UGLE’s activities and finance of the previous year. The annual reports are published digitally as well as available in hard copy.



I am filled with confidence with an active, engaged and – I hope – growing membership, contributing greatly to their communities

The Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC

Annual Report 2023

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Hugh Douglas-Smith Chief Information Officer at at United Grand Lodge of England

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Financial highlight

Our total income rose by 2.4% compared with 2022. Income from annual dues made up 56% of total income at £7.8 million, £0.4 million higher than in 2022. Great efforts have been made over recent years to reverse the historical decline in memberships. With our new strategy in place, we anticipate that our membership will return to growth during the seven-year strategy period, setting us on a sustainable footing for the future. Receipts from Masonic room bookings increased by 12.8% on the previous year, reflecting a return to normal activity levels, post-pandemic. Net investment income decreased by 12.6% to £2 million, primarily driven by expenditure related to future investment in a number of our Great Queen Street properties as well as a small reduction in related income. Our trading income has increased by 8.4% to £1.8 million as activity in the on-site shop and café and bar increased, in addition to benefiting from a full year of tour programmes. Revenue from advertisements placed in Freemasonry Today has remained steady. Other receipts comprise income derived from commercial events hire and lodge dining, which increased by 11.6% over 2022.

56% £7.8m Annual dues
14% £2m Investment income
13% £1.8m Trading income
12% £1.6m Hire of rooms in FMH
4% £0.6m Registration and other fees
1% £0.2m Other income