Commons committee announces 'short inquiry' into RHI payments
MPs are to probe the government's attempts to slash payments to those in the RHI scheme.
MPs are to probe the government's attempts to slash payments to those in the RHI scheme.
The Government has backed down over fast-tracking controversial Northern Ireland legislation that makes huge cuts to Renewable Heat Incentive subsidies.
The UK Government has backed down over fast-tracking controversial Northern Ireland legislation that makes huge cuts to renewable energy subsidies.
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has been accused of trying to "bludgeon legislation through the House" which makes massive cuts to renewable energy subsidies in the region.
A poultry farmer mounting a new legal challenge over plans to slash RHI payments today claimed the reductions would be "ruinous".
The DUP has broken its silence on the drastic cuts to the RHI scheme tariffs - which were guaranteed by party leader Arlene Foster - saying it was important "fairness and balance" was achieved for those on the botched green energy scheme.
A DUP MP has said proposed tariff cuts to the Renewable Heat Incentive are "grossly unfair" and pledged to lobby the UK Government on behalf of participants in Northern Ireland.
The last couple of weeks brought us another couple of episodes in the soap opera that is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), aka "cash for ash". People like me, who didn't know the difference between a biomass boiler and a tin of sardines, were required to learn the basics in order that we could grasp what the rulers of Northern Ireland had been up to.
The further proposed cuts to the RHI tariffs being set before Parliament this week will be ruinous for many of the businesses in Northern Ireland who joined the scheme in good faith.
The Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) has met with the Department for the Economy (DfE) to raise concerns about the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive tariff cuts, stating they could "decimate" scores of Northern Ireland businesses and cause "permanent damage" to the local farming sector.
BBC radio presenter Stephen Nolan has revealed that he and his staff have received threats over their coverage of the RHI scandal
A group representing business owners in Northern Ireland has vowed to take further legal action over "oppressive" new proposals for the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive.
Boiler owners signed up to the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive that led to Stormont's collapse have warned that the agriculture sector in Northern Ireland faces devastation with the forthcoming changes to the botched green energy scheme.
There has been surprise the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister would know the date of publication of the inquiry report into the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.
Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy called yesterday for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to be shut down, calling it "a shambolic waste of taxpayers' money".
A consultation document into the future of the failed RHI green energy scheme has shown that many boiler owners who signed up before cost-cutting tariffs were introduced could be left facing financial ruin.
Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has called for the immediate closure of the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme.
A group of civil servants involved in establishing and initially running the failed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme will "undoubtedly have to carry a heavy burden for the rest of their days", the inquiry was told yesterday.
DUP leader Arlene Foster decided to proceed with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme without imposing cost controls, it was claimed yesterday.
An accusation levelled by Ian Paisley that an energy official lied about the MP’s alleged involvement in a phone call about a disputed RHI application may be unjustified, a public inquiry has heard.
The chair of the RHI inquiry has questioned the meaning of Arlene Foster’s claim to be “accountable but not responsible” for the actions of her former ministerial adviser.
A former DUP minister who broke ranks to accuse party figures of wrongdoing over Stormont’s botched green energy scheme has been demonised for telling the truth, his lawyer has claimed.
Northern Ireland's gas and electricity regulator did not share all of its information with police probing allegations of fraud by a former special adviser to Arlene Foster.
The UK energy watchdog has blamed a Stormont department for the botched Renewable Heat Incentive being "fundamentally flawed" from the start.
The "lion's share" of blame for the design of a flawed energy scheme lies with the Department for the Economy (DfE), a public inquiry heard yesterday.
A lawyer representing the department which designed Northern Ireland’s botched green energy scheme claimed Ofgem failed to warn of a “bear trap”, an inquiry has heard.
Arlene Foster's lawyer has said it will be for the RHI Inquiry to decide if she could have done anything differently to avoid the disastrous outcome of the scheme that left the taxpayer with an estimated £490m bill.
Former Stormont minister Jonathan Bell has said he has been "disparaged and demonised" for telling the truth about his role in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) financial scandal.
A review is currently underway into the code of ethics for the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) after concerns around record keeping.
Jonathan Bell, the former Enterprise Minister in office while the botched RHI scheme mushroomed out of control, handed the BBC's Stephen Nolan tapes of his own secret recording.
A DUP special adviser has rejected an allegation that he said "we could fill our boots" because the Renewable Heat Incentive was funded by the Treasury in London.
The senior civil servant in the Department responsible for the RHI scheme said in a witness statement published last night that no one saw the risks in the scheme properly.
Arlene Foster has admitted she may have been wrong about the timing of when a senior civil servant told her he believed her special adviser had attempted to delay Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) cost controls.
DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly told a former party special adviser she was shocked that Peter Robinson did not support him amidst allegations of bullying and aggressive behaviour by Stormont Minister Jonathan Bell.
Former First Minister Peter Robinson last night said that the codes and protocols governing the actions of Special Advisers to NI Executive Ministers had been "stretched to, and beyond, their limits."
Jonathan Bell, the former Stormont Minister on whose watch the runaway Renewable Heat Incentive scheme had to be closed down, secretly recorded a meeting with former First Minister Peter Robinson.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has called for a "fundamental appraisal" of the Northern Ireland Civil Service in further written evidence submitted to the RHI inquiry.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Inquiry is to enter its final hearing stages next week.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has apologised to party members for the RHI scandal.
When the last talks process broke down in February there was a general feeling that the relationships between the parties couldn't get any worse. Well, judging by the reaction after Karen Bradley gathered them together a couple of weeks ago we were all wrong. The relationships have got worse. Much worse.
A senior civil servant has said a DUP adviser knew about the abuse of the Renewable Heat Incentive and had told him "we could fill our boots", as the Treasury was picking up the bill.
The public inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has cost around £4.6m so far, the Belfast Telegraph understands.
The former head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service has said Stormont will only collapse again if there is no change in culture.
DUP MP Ian Paisley has branded Jonathan Bell "Walter Mitty in the flesh" over claims the former Stormont minister made just days before going public on the RHI scandal.
Former DUP minister Simon Hamilton said he is concerned by RHI Inquiry evidence showing that his party ignored the code for appointing special advisers.
Ian Paisley has described an encounter with former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell as 'meeting Walter Mitty in the flesh' in written evidence submitted to the RHI Inquiry.
There is a old German saying: 'The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep at night.'
A senior civil servant has said it was a "quare gunk" moment for officials after they received a damning audit report.
A key civil servant working on the bungled Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme said she was "approaching breaking point" and took out a grievance against a departmental head as the multi-million pound green energy scheme unravelled in late 2016.
The head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service has denied blaming a colleague for the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in order to secure a promotion.
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