Date lodged: 21 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-01160 by Fergus Ewing on 14 July 2016, by what date the remaining eligible businesses will be paid in full.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 August 2016
As at 22 July 2016, the Scottish Government has now paid common agricultural policy 2015 payments (Basic, Greening and Young Farmers) that total £312 million to more than 17,800 farms. Over 16,000 businesses have received their full payment (figures to be revised when known).
At this stage it is not possible to confirm a date for all remaining eligible businesses to be paid, as cases are still undergoing processing.