By Karl Mathiesen

The government has laid its cuts to green subsidies on the table. What do they mean for the UK’s solar industry and how much will they really save households on their energy bills?

The UK solar industry is reeling after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) hit it with a one-two punch of subsidy cuts that could make the industry more reliant on government help, not less.

As she announced the cuts today, energy secretary Amber Rudd said: “We need to keep bills as low as possible for hardworking families and businesses while reducing our emissions in the most cost-effective way.”