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Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th October 2017.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what was the cost of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in Great Britain in each of the last four years; (2) what is the budget for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme subsidy payments for the next six years; (3) why a cap was introduced in 2016; and (4) at what cost level it is pegged.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Data on payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes are given in the table below.

Year

Domestic RHI

Non-domestic RHI

Total

13/14

0

£54m

£54m

14/15

£23m

£148m

£171m

15/16

£77m

£296m

£373m

16/17

£92m

£454m

£546m

Based on data to end Aug 2017

In November 2015, the Government confirming a continued budget for the RHI to 2020/21, as set out in the table below. A budget cap allowing the scheme to be closed to new applications was introduced to reinforce existing cost control mechanisms within the RHI, to ensure that scheme expenditure does not exceed the allocated annual budgets.

16/17

17/18

18/19

19/20

20/21

Budget

£640m

£780m

£900m

£1010m

£1150m

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