Auditors call for reformed management of levy control framework

The levy control framework has failed to deliver visibility to investors and to consumers on costs and opportunities for renewable generation, says the NAO

Early offshore wind projects proved CfDs were investable but came at a high price, says NAO. Photograph: Wang Song/123RFThe government’s levy control framework has been poorly managed and needs reform, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

The report, published on 18 October, updates a previous, even more critical, document on failure to stay within the LCF, which was introduced in 2011 to set annual spending caps on renewable generation through the Renewables Obligation, contracts for difference (CfDs) and feed in tariffs.

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