RHI scandal: Aristocrats in scheme, but most are modest claimants
Several aristocrats and country estates are among those claiming under the RHI scheme, the list of claimants reveals – but most of the claims are far more modest than the typical claims under the scheme.
Although the vast majority of the names of non-domestic RHI claimants have been released, details of some major claimants have been withheld – with little explanation as to the reasons for each decision.
UFU men who lobbied to delay RHI cost controls personally benefited
Two senior Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) figures who were involved in lobbying to delay the introduction of cost controls on the RHI scheme personally benefited from the delay by installing RHI boilers under the unlimited rates available at that time.
Cash for ash public inquiry amassing vast body of evidence
The public inquiry into the ‘cash for ash’ scandal has already served scores of notices compelling individuals and organisations to hand over a vast pile of documentation – almost all of which will be published, it has revealed.
Civil servants release RHI papers which DUP minister blocked
Just last month a DUP minister blocked the release of documents which showed the reasoning behind Arlene Foster’s answer to a key question about the RHI scheme – but now civil servants have released that information to the News Letter.