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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 20 April 2018

2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 123,572
Number of eligible farmers 123,987
Total payments €1.1712bn

Note: Figure includes a Young Farmer Scheme payment of €18.3million and a National Reserve Payment of €3.5 million.

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
Total Applications received                 55,784

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 13,416
Payment Applications submitted  4,347
Total payments  3,636
Amount of total payments €50.4m

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2017    €42.4m
Number of Farmers 23,853


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

Total payments €203.3million
Number of farmers paid 95,040


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

GLAS 2016 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €156.2m
GLAS 2017 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €169.1m
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at €9.2m
CMPs Outstanding (by commonage) 106

Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.59m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €6.77m
Number of farmers 1,429 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 Advance Payments €15.9m
Number of Farmers 20,986

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Total Payments to Farmers €10.79m
Number of Farmers paid 14,729
Total Payments to facilitators €7m