The now-defunct DECC is blamed for failing to gather data and keep an eye on costs Photo: Johnny Green/PA Archive/Press Association Images

UK spending watchdog slams energy officials over renewables funding

Britain’s National Audit Office (NAO) has sharply criticised the former Department of Energy and Climate Change for allowing the Levy Control Framework (LCF) cap to be exceeded, mainly due to excessively high offshore wind costs.

18 October 2016 16:04 GMT Updated  25 October 2016 15:59 GMT
By Christopher Hopson in London