Sifting through the ashes: The Renewable Heat Incentive fiasco

Arlene Foster was cleared of wrongdoing by the report into the North’s Renewable Heat Incentive, which was released on Friday, but she and other prominent political figures did not escape some stinging criticism for their roles in the hugely expensive fiasco

15th March, 2020
Sifting through the ashes: The Renewable Heat Incentive fiasco
Arlene Foster: the DUP leader was heavily criticised for not having done due diligence before implementing the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme

A minister who admitted to not reading relevant legislation, civil servants not completing basic tasks like proper record-keeping, unelected advisers emerging from the shadows: the report into the North‘s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) may not have been as damning as some had expected, but it still made for grim reading when it was released on Friday.

Although the inquiry‘s focus was the bungled scheme that led to the North’s government collapsing in 2017,...

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