Tariffs and payments: Domestic RHI

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Subject to parliamentary approval, new regulations will be coming into effect in spring 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 April 2018

BEIS has announced on 28 February that there will be no degression on 1 April 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)
09/04/14 - 31/12/14** 12.20p 7.30p 18.80p 19.20p
01/01/15 - 31/03/15 10.98p 7.30p 18.80p 19.20p
01/04/15 - 30/06/15*** 8.93p 7.42p 19.10p 19.51p
01/07/15 - 30/09/15 7.14p 7.42p 19.10p 19.51p
01/10/15 - 31/12/15 6.43p 7.42p 19.10p 19.51p

01/01/16 - 31/03/16





01/04/2016 - 30/06/2016* 5.20p 7.51p 19.33p 19.74p
01/07/2016-30/09/2016 4.68p 7.51p 19.33p 19.74p
01/10/2016 - 31/12/2016 4.68p 7.51p 19.33p 19.74p
01/01/2017-31/03/2017 4.21p 7.51p 19.33p 19.74p
01/04/2017-30/06/2017* 4.28p 7.63p 19.64p 20.06p

01/07/2017 - 19/09/2017

3.85p 7.63p 19.64p 20.06p

*these tariffs were adjusted in line with CPI

** the window for legacy applicants to apply has now closed.

*** these tariffs were adjusted in line with RPI.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 1st Apr 2018
  • Factsheets, Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Read this factsheet if you want to find out what the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs are, how they can change, and if you may be affected.