RHI Regulations and the General Election
The Department for Business, Energy and the Industrial Strategy have recently provided an update on the Spring RHI Regulation. These regulations were due to be laid before Parliament towards the end of April, with the expectation of them coming into force by end of May/beginning of June.
Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap General Election last week which now means that Parliament dissolves on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 ahead of the general election on Thursday 8th June, with the new Parliament meeting on Tuesday 13th June and with State Opening of Parliament on Monday 19th June. Therefore this has delayed the timetable for the RHI regulation changes expected in June.
This includes tariff changes, heat demand caps and new degression triggers. The BEIS have confirmed they are committed to these regulations and aim to put them forward to the new Parliament as soon as possible after the General Election.
In the meantime, this means that customers who may have been likely to be affected by the proposed capped payments for the RHI can continue to claim at the current rates with no capped amounts.
As and when further information becomes available we will provide further updates.