The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed to Scottish Land & Estates that homes in the ownership of groups of trustees are eligible, provided they meet all the other eligibility criteria, to receive grants from the Renewable Heat Premium Payments scheme and its successor, the tariff-based Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.
A Scottish Land & Estates’ member was initially advised that homes owned by a board of trustees could not receive Renewable Heat Premium Payments. After investigating the legislation and policy which supports the Government’s Renewable Heat schemes, Scottish Land & Estates could not see why trustees were excluded. After raising the matter with DECC earlier this year, we are very pleased to say that they have reviewed the situation and agree that trustees may submit applications for the one-off payments for installations of biomass boilers, heat pumps and solar thermal panels.
DECC further confirm that trustees will also be able to apply to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which will replace the Renewable Heat Premium Payment grants from April 2014.
Further details on the Renewable Heat Incentive can be found on our website or by going to DECC’s website.