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DAERA issues £195.4m to farmers in advance payments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that farmers have received a total of £195.4m in Advance Direct Payments.

For the fourth successive year, DAERA has achieved a record payment performance, with 99% of farmers receiving an advance payment, representing 23,592 farm businesses.

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This includes 88% of farm businesses subject to land inspections, representing a 36% increase from 2018.

 

 

Northern Ireland remains the only region of the United Kingdom to issue Advance Direct Payments and the Department successfully obtained permission from the European Commission to make Advance Direct Payments at 70% of claim value rather than 50%.

This year’s performance exceeds last year’s record of 97% which DAERA says demonstrates its commitment to continuing to deliver for the farming community.

 

 

Balance payments, or full payments for those unable to receive an advance payment, will commence from 2 December 2019.

 

 

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