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Agricultural Subsidy Payment Information

2014 and 2015 CAP Payments to agricultural, forestry and rural businesses operating in Scotland

The Scottish Government remains committed to transparency in the use of public funds, including the publication of details on payments made to Scottish beneficiaries (businesses) under CAP (Common Agricultural Policy).  This also ensures compliance with EU Regulation No. 1306/2013 and Commission Regulation No. 908/2014 which require EU Member States to publish details of recipients of CAP subsidy payments on a single Member State website.  

On the UK website you will find details of amounts received by Scottish beneficiaries under the CAP during the EU financial years of 16 October 2013 to 15 October 2014 and 16 October 2014 to 15 October 2015.  Please note that as these figures relate only to payments made up to 15 October 2015, as in previous years, no figures are available for the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme.

As required by the above EC Regulations, the trading names of beneficiaries who receive less than the equivalent of €1,250 (£1,045 in 2014; £972 in 2015) in total subsidy during the 2014 and 2015 EU year will not be displayed.  This category of business will only show details of the amounts paid and the name of the nearest town or relevant island. In 2015, from 21,460 beneficiaries, 2810 (13.1%) were under the €1,250 threshold for anonymity and so publication of their details is limited.

In 2015, 21,460 Scottish businesses received a CAP payment from EC funds.  Of these, 18,875 businesses received £415 Million for Pillar 1 payments (SFPS 2014 and SBS 2014).  £198 Million (EC +National money) was paid out on Pillar 2 (SRDP) schemes.  The total amount received by each beneficiary is shown under three headings: Direct Aid schemes (i.e. Single Farm Payment and the Scottish Beef Scheme) and Rural Development (SRDP) schemes. There may also be a small number of payments made to a few businesses under Market (intervention) schemes. Detailed guidance on how best to use the available Search options is on the UK website  Once you have conducted a search, clicking on the Details part at the right hand side of a beneficiary’s name will show how much was paid under each scheme (e.g. SFPS, LFASS, RP, LMO).

If after viewing payments you have any query relating to a Scottish business and the Q&A section there doesn’t help you, please send your query to rpidpaymentenquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk