Date lodged: 20 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of farmers has received (a) 100%, (b) 90% and (c) 80% of their single farm payment entitlement.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 2 June 2016
From 2015, the single farm payment has been replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme and Greening Scheme. The member therefore asks about a scheme which no longer exists.
First instalment payments equate to 75% of a farmer or crofters total Basic Payment Scheme entitlement and 90% of their greening payment entitlement.