Local councils are being faced with the enormous task of restoring normality in their community following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clerks especially are under increasing pressure to follow legislation whilst producing guidelines and risk assessments for the reopening of public spaces in their community. With it being such new territory, it can seem like a daunting task.
The team here at Scribe Accounts strive to support local councils in as many ways as possible therefore we have collaborated with BHIB Councils Insurance, a specialist insurance broker for Town and Parish Council’s.
BHIB Councils Insurance provide insurance services to thousands of councils across the UK and have kindly shared some documents on reopening after Covid, you can find these here
Director for BHIB Councils Insurance, Michelle South, said:
“We are delighted to partner with Scribe Accounts – a company with core values that are very much aligned to our own.
“The local council sector is becoming more pressured with further funding cuts, despite an increased demand from the community. Therefore, it is important that councils feel as supported as possible with affordable, comprehensive insurance options and access to a team of dedicated specialists.
“Our partnership with Scribe Accounts will ensure that our customers have access to an easy to use accounts package that understands them and their needs.”
Scribe’s Managing Director Tim O’Shea said:
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with BHIB Insurers, a company that like us is happy to go the extra mile to support their clients and offers a bespoke, unique and experienced service to Town and Parish Councils.
“BHIB Insurance already work with a number of our customers, therefore it is a fantastic opportunity for us both to build new relationships whilst nurturing existing ones.”
About Scribe Accounts
Scribe Accounts offer purpose-built, easy to use accounts software for Town and Parish Councils.
With over 30 years’ experience of supporting and working with local councils, Scribe's dedicated team includes a qualified accountant and comes with unlimited support for all users. Clerk's and RFO's save hours each month and have instant access to transparent, comprehensive reports on their most up-to-date financial position.
“The Internal Auditor will love you, your Councillors will love you, the VAT man will have no issues, you’ll be able to sleep at night!”
– Town Clerk, Tywyn Town Council
With almost 500 councils across England and Wales using Scribe daily. Benefits include:
- Access to over 30 council specific reports
- Annual Returns completed at a click of a button
- Detailed bank reconciliation
- Remote Read Only Access for Councillors/ Auditors
- Cloud-based works on All Devices/Automatic Data back-up
- HMRC Integration for Making Tax Digital
Wave goodbye to year-end stress and discover how Scribe will save you time and money by transforming your Council's accounts.
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About BHIB Councils Insurance
BHIB Councils Insurance is a specialist insurance broker for town and parish councils, brought to you by BHIB Insurance Brokers. They are the official Insurance partner to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), providing training, information and guidance on emerging insurance related issues that affect councils and their communities.
BHIB Councils Insurance offer a comprehensive local councils package along with lots of complimentary products and services including:
- Free Parish Online subscription if you sign up to a new three year deal
- Access to toolkits, guides and checklists to assist with risk management
- Exclusive risk management training and site visits carried out by their Risk Manager
- Access to support with your council’s cybersecurity and becoming ‘Cyber Essentials-certified’
- A dedicated service team and an in-house claims team
We would welcome the opportunity to conduct an independent review on your behalf. If you’d like to see if we can save you money on your upcoming insurance renewal, simply email email@example.com with your renewal date and best time to contact.