With the introduction of Part 3 of TULCRA in 2015, duties and requirements are placed on trade unions in relation to their register of members.
In practical terms this means assurance must be provided to show compliance with the requirement to compile and maintain a register of members’ names and addresses and to ensure that the entries in the union’s register are up-to-date and accurate.
As Independent Scrutineers, ERS is qualified to issue annual Membership Audit Certificates (MACs) to trade unions. We have combined our wider auditing experience with scrutineering expertise in the trade union sector to develop a comprehensive process which has been designed to provide clients with a meaningful audit extending beyond the simple need to comply with the TULCRA requirements.
In the first reporting year since the new legislation was introduced we have provided this service to 14 trade unions
Our service offering includes an enhanced process audit, delivered in confidential reports which highlight recommended improvements. The aim of our approach is to enable unions to gain full confidence in their membership system and the processes that are in place to enter, update or remove records – whether at central, regional or branch level − ensuring procedures are robust and can stand up to external scrutiny.
ERS undertakes a comprehensive systems assessment which culminates in the delivery of an end-to-end report. This takes place prior to the issuance of the Membership Audit Certificate, under separate review, and can highlight any opportunities for improvement or potential non-conformities, giving the union ample time to address and amend any relevant procedure. We can also provide a summary report at the time of issuing the certificate.
on-site process/procedure audit
follow up review
Membership Audit Certificate
- Fully documented reporting
- 10 audit areas assessed
- Risk identification and potential for improvements highlighted
- Independent assurance
- Expedited single stage service available.
What our client thinks
Can I thank you and colleagues for the rigorous yet friendly way you have conducted the pre audit and audit process and we look forward to working with you again next year
National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)