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Estimation of sectoral CAP payment 'envelopes' 2019

This report uses data on the level of past funding provided to individual farm businesses and Standard Output (SO) values to estimate notional payment ‘envelopes’ to different sectors.


Annex 3 – Envelope allocation by agricultural region

Table 4 Allocation of direct support payments (£m) from sectoral envelopes, by agricultural region, 2019
Beef Envelope Sheep Envelope Dairy Envelope Crop Envelope Other Envelope 'Direct' Payments 'Direct' Payments per £1 of SO
Shetland £1.49m £7.04m £0.14m £0.04m £0.21m £8.97m £0.65
Orkney £14.71m £2.15m £0.50m £0.94m £0.26m £18.57m £0.44
Na h-Eileanan Siar £2.26m £4.11m £0.09m £0.19m £6.68m £0.71
Highland £26.48m £21.59m £0.28m £8.71m £1.55m £58.68m £0.47
NE Scotland £40.40m £9.46m £1.32m £38.62m £3.91m £93.77m £0.22
Tayside £13.82m £11.59m £0.47m £29.95m £1.14m £56.97m £0.15
Fife £5.12m £1.00m £0.67m £11.54m £0.55m £18.89m £0.13
Lothian £6.35m £2.87m £0.43m £10.59m £0.48m £20.73m £0.22
Scottish Borders £20.40m £16.18m £0.76m £15.58m £0.94m £53.86m £0.27
East Central £6.91m £4.89m £1.04m £2.51m £0.69m £16.06m £0.32
Argyll and Bute £14.05m £10.26m £1.19m £0.39m £0.25m £26.19m £0.52
Clyde Valley £14.96m £6.84m £3.31m £1.64m £1.11m £27.86m £0.29
Ayrshire £15.62m £7.13m £6.27m £1.43m £1.25m £31.75m £0.22
Dumfries & Galloway £37.98m £14.53m £10.58m £3.11m £1.97m £68.23m £0.21
Unknown £0.02m £0.05m £1.57m #
Scotland £220.56m £119.71m £26.97m £125.14m £14.49m £508.79m £0.24
Table 5 Number of recipients of direct support payments through sectoral envelopes by agricultural region, 2019
Beef Envelope Sheep Envelope Dairy Envelope Crop Envelope Other Envelope 'Direct' Payments
Shetland 145 764 3 51 32 800
Orkney 474 390 14 387 73 668
Na h-Eileanan Siar 347 1,124 104 97 1,357
Highland 1,540 2,070 7 656 362 2,992
NE Scotland 1,822 1,202 29 2,209 942 3,178
Tayside 614 564 15 968 487 1,385
Fife 234 159 21 383 205 502
Lothian 230 195 16 353 205 515
Scottish Borders 570 674 13 530 223 1,052
East Central 310 267 32 160 93 504
Argyll and Bute 541 606 42 92 42 793
Clyde Valley 696 541 108 219 130 1,001
Ayrshire 789 511 210 269 144 1,068
Dumfries & Galloway 1,356 1,041 309 495 184 1,805
Unknown 8 15 230
Scotland 9,676 10,123 819 6,876 3,219 17,850
Figure 16 Box plot showing distribution of direct support payments per recipient (£) by agricultural region, 2019
boxplots of absolute support payments by agricultural region.  The plots exclude outliers and shows the minimum, lower quartile, median, upper quartile and maximum values. The Scottish Borders has the highest median (c. £38k) , upper quartile  (c. £70k) and maximum values (c. £160k). followed by mixed farm types.  Dairy farms have a relatively tight inter-quartile range whilst the highest upper quartile figures are from Mixed, General Cropping and Specialist horticulture and permanent cropping businesses.  Median payments are lowest in Na h-Eileanan Siar which also has a very tight interquartile range

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