Cuts that have been made to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs could set a precedent to allow future cuts to any government-backed financial scheme, according to the executive chair of the group representing RHI claimants.

“If the department can change the tariff retrospectively, when it had promised it for 20 years, then it could apply the same logic to all renewable energy systems in NI, or any scheme that has government funding guaranteed,” Andrew Trimble from RHANI said in an interview with the Irish Farmers Journal.