Govt Faces £132M Compensation Bill

Following the debacle over the hastily introduced reforms to the FIT scheme during the winter of 2011-12 fourteen solar companies have now won the legal trial for their £132 million claim against the Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for the losses they incurred as a result of the Department’s unlawful cuts to Feed-in Tariffs in December 2011.

The solar companies’ case was that DECC made retrospective changes to the solar FiTs rates, unlawfully bringing forward a reduction from 31 March 2012 to 12 December 2011. Thousands of planned solar installations were cancelled.The average size of the claims secured at the trial which ended last week on 9th July 2014 by lawyers, Prospect Law is £6 million.