We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all those who participated in Scribefest. It was a roaring success! The feedback has been incredible and it's fantastic to hear it has helped so many of you, so thank you! We will be sharing the presentations and videos with you soon so keep your eyes peeled!
As our first virtual conference was such a success we are looking to host another in the future, if you would like to join us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
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We are excited to announce that our Web based Cemetery software is now available!
Scribe Cemetery has been built to provide a web based, long term solution to help you manage your Cemetery, burials and records securely in a single location.
Scribe Cemetery will integrate with Scribe Accounts or it can be used as a stand alone package.
For our existing accounts customers we will be offering an 20% discount on the annual cost of Cemetery so if you would like to see Cemetery in action or have a chat about how this could help your Cemetery management please click below to arrange a short demo.
Updating Staff Costs for 20/21
For the Year End 2020/21 what can be included in Box 4 (Staff Costs) is changing.
The Practitioners’ Guide states:
The following are not staff costs for the purpose of Line 4; mileage and other travelling and subsistence allowances, “Homeworking allowance” that is, an allowance paid to cover the extra costs of working from home, the provision of work related training, the reimbursement of childcare or other carers costs, the reimbursement of a staff members subscription to the Society of Local Council Clerks, the 18 provision of office supplies such as laptop, scanner or stationery and consultants and agency staff.
If any of these items are currently feeding through to Box 4 on your Scribe account this will need to be changed (and can be done now in readiness for Year End). Go to Setup/Cost Codes and click into the code that should no longer be linked to Box 4, e.g.mileage. Under Type select Default (instead of Staff) and Save to update. Repeat for any other codes.
If any of these items were included in Box 4 in your 2019/20 Annual Return you will need to restate the year when completing the 2020/21 Year End. This can be done by logging into 2019/20 and opening the year (click on the red icon on the home screen and follow the instructions). Update the cost codes as above and rerun the Annual Return in the Year End menu. The Box 4 (Staff Costs) figure should update with the difference moving to Box 6 (Other Payments) with all other box values unaffected. Then go to Year End/Close Accounts and choose to not only close the year but also copy over the Annual Return data. This will then update the prior year when viewing the annual return in 2020/21. Be aware that once done Scribe will show the restated figures and not the figures as originally submitted.
Join Over 750 Clerks & RFOs Online
Our online Facebook group is exclusive to Clerks and RFOs like you to both Town and Parish Councils and is a great source of advice and support during these testing times as well as a place to share ideas with others in the same sector.
We have seen a surge in member numbers during the recent Covid- 19 period but rest assured there's room for all!
To join the chatter and see the latest topics being covered please click here.
We have over 750 members and this continues to increase each week.
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The Scribe Team