County council saves cash by changing insurance

Nottinghamshire County Council has saved around £282,000 over the last year by getting a better deal on its property insurance covering a large number of its buildings including schools, libraries and young people’s centres.

Reduced premiums were secured after the council carried out negotiations with insurers and provided them with more detailed information about buildings.

Cllr Reg Adair, the council’s cabinet member for finance and property, said: “We are leaving no stone unturned to reduce waste and get the best deal for residents.

“Our insurance cover is now more comprehensive and top-up cover is no longer required for buildings that were previously exempt with the new deal.”