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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 15 December 2017

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                  

Number of farmers paid:                                                        121,913

Number of eligible farmers:                                                    123,284

Total payments:                                                                   €1.137bn*

*figure includes Young Farmer Scheme payment of €15.19 million and National Reserve Payment                                                                                                                                                                                             

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date:                                                     11,700

Payment Applications submitted:                                           3,034

Payments made:                                                                  2,249

Total payments:                                                                  €31.5m

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I Payment total for 2017:                                            €21.7m                          

Number of Farmers                                                                11,230                                       

Carbon navigator updates outstanding                                         569                                       

Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments:                                                                       €196,963,051

Number of farmers paid:                                                               91,639                                                                                                                                                           

Green, Low-carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)

GLAS 2016 Payments made to eligible applicants:               €153.1m

GLAS 2017 Advance Payments commenced to eligible applicants with €124m issued to date, these payments will continue to issue on a weekly basis.

NMPs Outstanding:                                                                2,200 

CMPs Outstanding (by participant):                                         1,750                     

Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016:                                                     €9.73m                                   

Number of farmers:                                                                 1,642

Note:  Payments refer to payments made in 2016 and 2017 in respect of 2016 scheme year                                                                                                                       

Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS)

Total Advance Payments                                                         €15,959,359                                                    

Number of Farmers                                                                  20,986                                                                                                                     

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Total Payments                                                                       €10.1m

Number of Farmers paid                                                          13,740