RHI Scheme: judge rules that companies can be named

The BBC Northern Ireland has reported on the latest developments involving the Renewable Heating Incentive or "RHI" Scheme.  Following a hearing at the Belfast High Court, Mr Justice Deeney ruled that corporate companies receiving RHI subsidies can be named by the Department for the Economy.  Details of individuals receiving subsidy will only be revealed after their concerns over the implications of publication are properly considered.  Mr Justice Deeney said that publication of the names would help prevent abuse of the scheme and prevent damage to the economy through "excessive payments". The Judge further rules that the application for RHI subsidy did not amount to a legally binding contract.  He stated that the department had the right to vary the terms.  Click here to read the BBC report in full. 

If you have concerns regarding the RHI scheme and you wish to obtain legal advice from a commercial solicitor in Northern Ireland, please do not hesitate to contact James Stewart or James Turner at O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors Belfast, on 02890 321 000.