Non-domestic RHI: Proposals

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly am 3:30 pm ar 29 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Conor Murphy Conor Murphy Sinn Féin 3:30, 29 Ebrill 2024

Costings have been done, but they need to be bottomed out. Part of the paper that we brought to the Executive will do that. The Executive need to be agreeable to bringing the scheme to a close, and we will then put that forward. We have no doubt that it will be a matter of some debate and discussion. We have a sense of the cost. Bear in mind that the scheme was funded through annually managed expenditure (AME); it was not funded through our block grant. We have a sense of the cost to close down the scheme over a number of years while ensuring that those in the scheme are treated fairly. We also have a sense of what we are missing out on, in that we could be spending on schemes that would contribute to net zero.