RHI - top 20 most recent payments to beneficiaries

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Dear Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland),

John Humphrys of the Today programme recently interviewed a Northern Ireland politician about the Renewable Heat Incentive controversy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086tfbf

Of the most recent payments made to beneficiaries of the RHI scheme, please provide details of the 20 highest. I do not require the names of the beneficiaries. List each beneficiary (1 to 20) and state the amount each received. Specify the period covered by each payment. Provide the information separately for:

i. non-domestic beneficiaries; and
ii. domestic beneficiaries.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

DfE FOI, Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)

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Linton, Rachel, Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)

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All of the top 20 beneficiaries of the non-domestic scheme each received more than £10,000 for the most recent quarter, with the highest figure being £14,263,08.

Even the figure of £14,263,08 seems small compared to figures obtained by the BBC's Nolan Show:

"The list reveals, in one instance, that a company registered as dormant in 2015 and 2016 had claimed more than £239,000 over a 10-month period."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ir...

Concerning the domestic scheme, the highest payment was £2,500. If this is a quarterly payment, someone must have a very big house!

Dear Linton, Rachel,

Thank you for the information. Can you please confirm that the payments made to domestic beneficiaries relate to quarterly periods.

Yours sincerely,

J Roberts

Linton, Rachel, Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)

J Roberts,

Payments made to domestic beneficiaries do not relate to quarterly periods; payments are made to domestic beneficiaries on an annual basis.

Regards,

Rachel

Rachel Linton
Department for the Economy
Netherleigh
Massey Avenue
Belfast, BT4 2JP
Web: www.economy-ni.gov.uk

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