The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Its purpose is to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. It seeks to achieve its aims by working in education, science, governance, English and the arts. In 2013-14, its programmes reached a total audience of 600 million people worldwide and we engaged directly with 10.9 million. In 2013 to 2014, the British Council had a total turnover of £864million. Its income included a grant-aid of £165 million from the UK government, £573 million from fees and income from services such as English teaching, exams administration and £117 million from the management of client-funded contracts, and funding from a wide range of public and private sector partners.