2017 Scheme Year
First payment: was made the week commencing 24 July 2017.
Second payment: was made the week commencing 23 October 2017.
Final payment is scheduled for the week commencing 23 April 2018.
We will continue to deduct any relevant cross-compliance 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). From April 2018 we will also deduct any BVD penalties.
Payment tranche dates will remain 50% July, 25% October and a balancing payment in the following April.
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:
|% 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 Year||Historic Entitlement Payment %||Flat Rate Area Payment||Front 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|
|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