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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 17 August 2018

2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 123,924
Number of eligible farmers 124,139
Total payments €1.1763bn

Note: Figure includes a Young Farmer Scheme payment of €19.6million and a National Reserve Payment of €3.7 million.

€12.9m issued under the Financial Discipline Reimbursement to approx 97,000 herd owners

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
Total Applications received                    130,192

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 15,697
Payment applications submitted  5,746
Total payments  4,986
Amount of total payments €70.2m

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2017    €44.34m
Number of Farmers 24,190


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

Total payments €204.175 m
Number of farmers paid 95,471


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

GLAS 2016 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €156.4m
GLAS 2017 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €197.9m
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at €10.29m
GLAS 3 NMPs Outstanding 3,594 (27%)
CMPs Finalised (For commonage) 2,410 (64%)


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.60m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.52m
Number of farmers 1,528 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 €18.541m
Number of Farmers 20,986

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Total Payments to Farmers €11.85m
Number of Farmers paid 18,015
Total payments to facilitors €6.28million