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Johnathan Hall

Jonathan Hall
Director of Policy and Member Services

T: 0131 472 4002
M: 07770 934898
E: jonathan.hall@nfus.org.uk

Robert MacDonald
Less Favoured Areas Committee Chairman

To contact Robert please email jonathan.hall@nfus.org.uk 

Jenny Brunton
Policy Manager - CAP Schemes and Post Brexit Agricultural Policy

T: 0131 472 4053
M: 07823 348963
E: jenny.brunton@nfus.org.uk

 

CAP Payments

Under the National BPS loan scheme for 2017, payments totalling over £314m have been paid to 13,577 farmers and crofters. Before Christmas 2017, 75% of farmers and crofters received 90% of the support they are entitled to under the Basic Payment Scheme, but are still due a further 10%. 63% have already had that 10% payment putting an additional £217million cash flow into the rural economy.

The target for the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme has been reached with £38.4 million in payments to 6,605 businesses made - SUSSS will start later in the payment window and NFU Scotland continues to press the importance of these payments being timely.

NFU Scotland appreciates the Scottish Governments work to aim to achieve the 95.24% Pillar One payment target by 30 June – and commend the improvements made in comparison to last year's payment schedule. Important information regarding Scottish Government's proposed timeline for farm payments can be found by clicking here

In what has been a very challenging year for many farmers and crofters, the £314 million already injected in to the rural economy through the current BPS loan payment scheme will have been invaluable and accounts for more than 75 percent of the expected BPS and Greening pot. Many of the 4,500 who have declined the loan or not yet opted in are likely to be smaller farmers, but it may be appropriate for them to reconsider their decision.

The difficult weather throughout Winter and a late Spring, have meant that many have experienced great difficulty in making and sourcing fodder and bedding. Upland and hill farmers and crofters will be keen to see Scottish Government sticking to its stated timetable for delivering Less Favoured Areas support and prompt payment of coupled payment for hill ewe hoggs.  For those farming in Scotland’s LFA, these payments are often more important financially to the unit than BPS and Greening and the schedule for payment is still months away.

Any member facing issues receiving payments or seeking guidance on any scheme, please get in touch with NFU Scotland.



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As a farmer or crofter the links below list the schemes that might be relevant to you.  Click Key Links to expand the list.

Key Links
Advisory Service
Want to access advice and support from experts
Click to read more
Agri-Environment Climate Scheme
Interested in projects that help protect the environment
Click to read more
Basic Payment Scheme
Active Farmer with at least three hectares of land
Click to read more
Forestry Grant Scheme
Manage, or wish to create, woodland or forests
Click to read more
Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund
Want to explore new ways of working in agriculture and land management
Click to read more
Less Favoured Area Support (LFASS)
Farm land designated as Less Favoured Area
Click to read more
National Reserve
New and / or young farmer who does not automatically qualify for the Basic Payment Scheme
Click to read more
New Entrant grants
Are below the age of 41 or have recently set-up a farming business for the first time
Click to read more
Small Farms Grant Scheme
Run a small farm (between three and 30 hectares)
Click to read more

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