GB’s £23bn scheme ‘failed its objectives’
NORTHERN Ireland isn’t the only place where the Renewable Heat Incentive is in trouble.
Westminster’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said Great Britain’s RHI — set up in 2011 and separate from Northern Ireland’s — failed to meet its objectives or provide value for the expected £23bn cost to taxpayers.
It found that official forecasts
quiry and described that time in his career as “particularly mad” adding that there is a lot that is “a blur”.
He joined a completely new RHI team after three key civil servants left the department within just a few months of each other. of take-up were “wildly over-optimistic”, noting that only 60,000 renewable appliances were installed under the domestic RHI compared with 6.2 million gas boilers over almost four years.
Like Northern Ireland, officials in GB had no estimate of the amount of money overpaid to participants who had manipulated the scheme’s rules.
When the witness was asked by inquiry panellist Dr Keith MacLean if he’s the type of person who “will not rest until you’ve read it all” when given important documents or if he’s “happy just to know there’s a document” to which he can refer to if needed,