RHI Scandal
John Mills before the inquiry on Wednesday

‘Info on RHI was being leaked to people who would benefit’

By the time Stormont was desperately attempting to close its RHI scheme in February 2016, boiler installers and others with a vested interest in the subsidy seemed to know more about what was to happen than the officials running the scheme, a senior civil servant has said.

The indications in yesterday's RHI consultation document are that current subsidies are likely to be cut even further

Proposed cuts to RHI rates would see underspend

Plans to rein in the RHI scheme could see subsidies cut so radically that Stormont will go from a huge overspend of the available money from Treasury to a significant underspend, allowing it to reopen the scheme in another form.

Civil servant  Stuart Wightman was overseeing the running of the RHI scheme in 2015

Firm got 11 RHI boilers in 19 days

A company managed to install 11 RHI boilers in 19 days after indirectly getting inside information from Stormont that the lucrative rates were to be cut, it has been revealed.

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