Liverpool Town Hall

Special scrutiny meeting to discuss energy contract report

An extraordinary meeting of the Finance and Resources select committee is being held on Wednesday 18 May to scrutinise a Cabinet report about increased energy costs for Liverpool City Council.

Earlier this month, the Cabinet agreed to transfer to a new electricity supplier, Crown Commercial Services, while a search gets under way for a new longer-term electricity and gas supplier.

This is because the council’s existing energy supplier, Scottish Power, is no longer supplying commercial customers – meaning a previous Cabinet decision in March to extend their contract cannot be implemented.

International accountancy firm Mazars have been instructed to carry out a full investigation and their report will be completed by the end of May, with the findings made public.

The meeting starts at 6pm – you can watch proceedings online at  and follow the meeting on the council’s Twitter feed @lpoolcouncil

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