Assurer Services

Assurer Services

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.

We provide Assurer services to show compliance with the requirement to 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.

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.

Service overview:

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.

Pre-audit phase
information gathering
documentation review
End-to-end system review
on-site process/procedure audit
comprehensive report
Annual assurance 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.

Contact us to find out how our Assurer services can help your union.

What our client thinks

NAHT has found this process to be exactly what we had hoped – an opportunity for system improvement and its given us some pointers as to how this can been done.

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)