Date lodged: 8 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much of the total funding for the Beef Efficiency Scheme will be spent on (a) administration and (b) payments to participating farmers.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 16 March 2018
£534k has been spent on the administrative development and maintenance of the Beef Efficiency Scheme database hosted by ScotEID. Over the lifetime of the scheme the proportion of the administration is currently forecast to reduce to 4% of total spend as the amount of payments made to farmers increases.