€13.4m Basic Payment Scheme Refund to 98,000 farmers announced


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced the commencement of payments of over €13.4 million to approximately 98,000 farmers.

This money was deducted from their 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments under the Financial Discipline rule, and is now being reimbursed in line with the EU regulations.Minister Creed said ‘I am pleased to confirm that these payments totaling €13.4 million are now being reimbursed to eligible farmers.’  The Minister added that “these payments will bring the total paid to Irish farmers under the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme to €1.19 billion”.