The National Audit Office (NAO) has confirmed that a review of the Levy Control Framework and how effectively it has met its objectives is currently underway. The government spending auditor confirmed the investigation earlier this week, noting on its website that the review will update its work from 2013 on the subject and is due to be published before the summer. This is particularly timely considering that energy secretary Amber Rudd is expected to legislate for the Committee on Climate Change’s fifth carbon budget – including the highly anticipated extension of the LCF framework beyond 2021 – by that date. Last month a spokesperson for the NAO told Solar Power Portal that the LCF was once again “on its radar”, following repeated calls from select committee chairman Angus Macneil for additional information on the subject. Central to the review is to uncover the reasons behind changes in forecast expenditure and how the Department of Energy and Climate Change governs and reports arrangements within the framework.
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