Business rates issue presents new HM Treasury team opportunity to back UK solar

With Labour now ramping up the pressure over the controversial increase to commercial PV business rates, new chancellor Philip Hammond has the perfect opportunity to build bridges.

The UK's domestic solar industry had a tempestuous relationship with ex-chancellor George Osborne, who was vilified by many for his role in last year's subsidy overhaul enacted mere weeks after he gained sole control of the country's books. His successor's next move will be all important.