The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the regulations have been laid before Parliament and they have provided the following overview of when the regulations will come into effect:
"The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reform regulations were laid before Parliament on 14 March 2017. The parliamentary process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks, (with an additional two weeks due to recess falling in this period). The regulations will come into force one day after they have parliamentary and ministerial approval.
BEIS is not able to specify a date for when the regulations will come into force at this stage as it is subject to parliamentary schedules and approval."
The non-domestic RHI regulations have been amalgamated, so all previous amendments and most recent amendments have been merged.
BEIS anticipate the RHI reform regulations to come into force before June. If this happens, the degression announcement based on data up to 30 April 2017 will be assessed against the thresholds specified in the amended regulations for 30 April 2017. The changes to the degression methodology specified in the amended regulations will also be used. Any degressions would come into effect on 1 July 2017.
If the reform regulations do not come into force by June, degression will be assessed against the final thresholds in the existing regulations (which are the thresholds for any date after 30 January 2017), using the current methodology. However, once the amended regulations do come into force, any tariffs that have changed as part of the reform will come into effect.
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