Subject to parliamentary approval, new regulations will be coming into effect early in 2018. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our webpage changes to the scheme.
Tariffs set the rate for your Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments over seven years. The rates are set by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), formerly known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). You can view BEIS' budget announcements on their website.
Government consultation response on changes to the RHI
The Government published its response to the consultation on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform in December 2016. The first stage of changes came into effect on 20 September 2017. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the other changes announced in the December 2016 reform are planned to follow later in 2017/2018. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our changes to the scheme. For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please see our webpage changes to the scheme.
No degression: 1 January 2018
BEIS has announced on 30 November that there will be no degression on 1 January 2018.
|Applications submitted||Biomass boilers and stoves (p/kWh)||Air source heat pumps (p/kWh)||Ground source heat pumps (p/kWh)||Solar thermal (p/kWh)|
|01/07/2017 - 19/09/2017*||3.85p||7.63p||19.64p||20.06|
|01/01/2018 - 31/03/2018*||6.54p||10.18p||19.86p||20.06p|
|01/04/2018 - 30/06/2018||If any new tariff changes are to be made due to degression, the announcement by BEIS would be made by 1 March 2018.|
* these tariffs were adjusted in line with CPI
To find out more, see:
- Factsheet: Tariffs and Payments
- Key terms explained for the Domestic RHI
- Public reports and data: Domestic RHI
- Who to contact