There are a number of areas where a PCC can potentially reduce their running costs and the Diocese is pleased to share information about these different resources which are provided by Parish Buying, an initiative which is run by the Archbishop's Council:
As this is a somewhat specialist area of insurance, there are only a handful of insurers who offer cover. Parish Buying have produced guidance notes which offer details of two different insurers who are currently active in the market and also offers suggestions on how parishes could reduce their premiums.
The guide is available to download below. However, you may wish to sign up to the Parish Buying website to ensure you are kept up-to-date with any further developments.
Parish Buying also have a scheme called the Energy Basket. By utilising the buying power of a large block of Parishes, it is possible to reduce your electricity and gas bills. You can initially submit a data collection form which allows Parish Buying to contact your supplier and provide you with details of potential savings and at this initial stage is non committal.
Parish Buying can also help you to obtain discounts in other areas, such as office products, IT (including software), photocopiers and printers, phone and broadband and fire safety.