The UK government proposed in 2015 swingeing reductions (and the possible closure) of the FiTs. The eventual outcome was slightly less draconian
17-Dec-15 Government announces changes to FiTs
The changes announced by the government paid scant heed to the 55,000 responses to its earlier consultation.
The main changes to the scheme were:
A ‘pause’ from 15th January – 8th February 2016
This means that any projects not registered by 15-Jan-2016 will be caught by the lower tariffs and other rule changes below.
Caps on the capacity supported by FiTs
See further details of the quarterly caps here
Changes to the tariff levels
Mostly reductions – in some cases over 60% – see the new tariffs here
Adjustments to the degression mechanism
Setting out planned degression until 2019 and adding contingent degression if the above capacity caps are reached.
… which was withdrawn after another consultation in 2015
making extensions to existing plants ineligible under FiTs
27-Aug-15 Consultation on review of the Feed-in Tariffs
In addition to the normal aspects expected in each review, this consultation proposes:
Swingeing reductions to the tariffs for many technologies
The prospective closure of the Scheme from January 2016
The government documents are available here, and consultation closed on 23-Oct-15