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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 15 November 2019

2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 118,318
Number of eligible farmers 121,978
Total payments €779.90 million

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 24,244
Payment applications submitted 12,343
Total payments 11,530
Amount of total payments: €167.323m + €11.513m Transitional Spend Total: €178.836m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) 2018

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2018   €43.3 million
Number of Farmers 23,712


Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP)

Total payments €2.06 million 
Number of farmers paid 3,134


2019 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments €194.92 million 
Number of farmers paid 91,207


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

Combined 2015. 2016, 2017 and 2018 Payments made to eligible applicants: €588.9m
GLAS 2019 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €143.1m
No of active GLAS participants paid 2019 Advance: 40,822(83.3%)
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at: €11.65m            


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.6m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.87m
Number of farmers 1,548 received 2017 Payment
Total payments OFS 2018 €8.20m
Number of farmers 1,482 received 2018 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) 2018

Total Payments €17.32 million
Number of Farmers 18,881


Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €11.479 million
Number of Farmers paid 18,397
Total payments to facilitators €7.635 million

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 3

Total Payments to Farmers €10.65 million
Number of Farmers paid 16,762
Total payments to facilitators €105,310


Protein Aid Scheme 2018  

Total Payments to Farmers €2.84 million
Number of Farmers paid 681