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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 16 November 2018

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 118,301
Number of eligible farmers 122,259
Total payments €776.44 million


Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 17,221
Payment applications submitted  7,109
Total payments  6,227
Amount of total payments €90.9m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2017    €44.39m
Number of Farmers 24,227


2018 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments €211.78 million
Number of farmers paid 87,579


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

GLAS 2016 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €156.6m
GLAS 2017 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €203.4m
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at €10.96m
GLAS 3 NMPs Outstanding 1,641 (12.5%)
CMPs Finalised (For commonage) 3,552 (90%)


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.60m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.62m
Number of farmers 1,556 received 2017 Payment

Note:  2016 Payments refer to payments made in 2016 and 2017 in respect of 2016 scheme year.  While the total expenditure in respect of 2016 have increased, there is no increase in the total number of farmers paid, as the additional 2016 payments refer to balancing payments                                                    

Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS)

Total Payments €18.422m
Number of Farmers 21,002

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 1

Total Payments to Farmers €12.5million
Number of Farmers paid 19,070
Total payments to facilitors €7.7million

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €8.4million
Number of Farmers paid 13,144
Total payments to facilitators 0*


*Payments to KT Facilitators will begin once the 25 working days for them to pay the participants in respect to Year 2 has passed.