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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 16 March 2018

2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 123,384
Number of eligible farmers 123,916
Total payments €1.1696bn

Note: Figure includes a Young Farmer Scheme payment of €18.8million and a National Reserve Payment of €3.44 million.

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 13,042
Payment Applications submitted 3,988
Total payments 3,482
Amount of total payments €45.36m

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2017    €41.3m
Number of Farmers 23,194


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

Total payments €202.91m
Number of farmers paid 94,833

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

GLAS 2016 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €155.9m
GLAS 2017 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €165.3m
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at    €7.9m
CMPs Outstanding (by commonage) 205

Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.59m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €6.44m
Number of farmers 1,363 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 €10.429m
Number of Farmers paid 14,242
Total Payments to facilitators €6.7m