Case Study – Hull City Council – PCMG

Hull City Council – £174,000 Total Recoveries

PCMG are the leading cost consultancy in the UK for recovering Energy, Water and Telecommunications overcharges for Public Sector organisations. As experts in our field for 25 years, we have recovered over £400 million for our clients from suppliers and other industry bodies. We specialise in the analysis of supplier charges, going back over six years of historical billing data line by line to identify errors and overcharges.

Hull City Council – £174,000 Total Recoveries

 Electricity Recoveries – £140,000

Gas Recoveries – £34,000

15 individual claims including distribution network use of system charges and taxation

About Hull City Council

With a diverse estate including office buildings, leisure facilities, libraries, housing and schools, energy is an important overhead that is actively managed by the council.

The Council engaged with PCMG to access specialist expertise in the area of pass-through charges within their historical electricity and gas expenditure. This was based on the knowledge that PCMG have worked with over 300 Public Sector organisations including NHS, Councils, Education and Central Government, recovering over £40 million for UK Public Sector organisations in the last six years alone.

The Analysis Process

The Council provided PCMG with a selection of invoices covering 6 years. These were supplemented with data obtained directly from the Council’s suppliers and information sourced from industry third parties such as their distribution and metering companies.

A line-by-line analysis was carried out by PCMG uncovering 15 refund opportunities across 10 locations. These findings were compiled into a detailed report.

Managing Energy Recoveries

Once the Council had reviewed the findings and agreed to proceed, PCMG initiated the cost recovery process with their suppliers, providing detailed evidence packs including calculations and relevant industry data. All refunds across electricity and gas were secured within 4 months of the findings being presented to the Council.

“PCMG’s specialist energy cost recovery expertise is second to none. Its findings have enabled us to further drive down our costs and complemented our in-house cost recovery process. We see PCMG as an extension to our team, bringing value and expertise that would otherwise be unavailable.”

Martin Budd

Environment and Climate Change Strategic Advisor, Hull City

For more information or to discuss how we could identify valuable refunds and savings within your energy bills, contact us on:

E: [email protected]

T: 01253 361 600

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