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The Financial Management Unit, in association with the Council’s insurers, Gallagher Bassett, administers most aspects of the insurance of Council property and staff covering:

  • Processing and administering claims
  • Payment of premiums, including:
    • Business Interruption
    • Employers’ Liability
    • Motor vehicles
    • Officials’ Indemnity
    • Personal Accident
    • Property - Material Damage
    • Public Liability
  • Recharging premiums to services
  • Risk management

Aon provides the Council with insurance advice and briefs on relevant technical and legislative developments. St Pauls assists the Council in developing its risk management strategy.

The Council is committed to a culture of risk management as a means of achieving Best Value local government services, through avoidance of financial and operational disruptions. Risk management’s aims are the systematic control of risks, hazards and losses, to reduce the total cost impact of risk upon council operations. The risk management group meets quarterly to ensure the policy is being given practical application.

Making an Insurance Claim

If you have an accident and sustain injury, loss or damage, and you feel that the Council are responsible in some way, then you should contact the Council’s insurance officer, who will give you advice, or direct you to the appropriate Department of the Council.

The address is Financial Management Unit, East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB.

Tel: 01283 508403, Fax: 01283 508388 or email: alison.mellor@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.