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DECC loses FIT appeal but seeks leave to appeal to the Supreme Court

Posted: 25 January, 2012. Written by Mark Cutler

The Court of Appeal today ruled that Government cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) were unlawful.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said:

"The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court ruling on FITs albeit on different grounds. We disagree and are seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court."

Read the statement in full here and access a written ministerial statement by Chris Huhne here.

There is still uncertainty about FIT rates paid on installations fitted and registered between 12 December and 2 March as it is not yet clear whether the Government will be allowed to appeal. However, for <4kw systems the minimum tariff that consumers installing in this period will receive is 21p. If the Government's appeal is unsuccessful, or should they decide to withdraw it, consumers will receive 43.3p.

You can access a useful DECC briefing document explaining the outcome of the judicial review appeal on our website.