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Payments

2016 Scheme Year

The second payment for the 2016 scheme year was made in the week commencing 24 October 2016.

The final, balancing payment will be made in the week commencing 24 April 2017.

We will continue to deduct any relevant penalties, replacement cattle tags, EID portion of new cattle tags, gamma testing (if imported over 30 animals/year), AI service, Export Health Certificate production, BVD lab testing charges and annual flat rate charge for Cattle Passport Service (postal users only).

Payment tranche dates will remain 50% July, 25% October and a balancing payment in April 2017.

From 01 April 2015, payments for Agricultural Development Scheme (previously known as the Countryside Care Scheme) will be calculated as follows.

We continue the transition towards flat rate payments:

 

20142015201620172018
% of Historic Entitlement due to be paid 80 60 40 20 0
% of Flat Rate due to be paid 20 40 60 80 100

As stated in the March 2013 edition of the Agri-News, the budget is subject to an 8% reduction over 2013-2015. The budget reduction for 2015 has now reached 8%.

From 2015 onwards, the flat rate is fixed, enabling a budget to be created for the 'Food Strategy'. All payments will be reduced by a percentage – this will then be redistributed across the first defined acres* (see table below); which will have the effect of increasing the payments to smaller and/or more intensive farms.

Table 1: Payments will be calculated from Scheme year 2015 as follows:

Scheme YearHistoric Entitlement Payment %Flat Rate Area PaymentFront Loading Supplement(per acre)
BML £ per acre(assuming 2015 target flat rate of £78.20)AML £ per acre(1/6 of BML)*First 130 acres*Next 65 acres
2015 60% £31.28 (40%) £5.21 £3.00 £1.50
2016 40% £46.92 (60%) £7.82 £6.00 £3.00
2017 20% £62.56 (80%) £10.43 £9.00 £4.50
2018 onwards 0% £78.20 (100%) £13.03 £12.00 £6.00

Please note: in future years, these figures may vary depending on scheme budget and total claimed acreage.

If you have any queries, please contact Agriculture@gov.im

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