Since the start of the Single Farm Payment Scheme on 1 January 2005, my department has received 1,687 applications to transfer entitlements. This figure represents 1,252 individual businesses transferring entitlements to 838 individual businesses. The detail of the number and value of entitlements transferred is outlined in the following table:
|Type and Value of Entitlement Transferred||Total||From 15-05-05 |
|From 3-05-05 |
|Effective for the 2006 Scheme||Effective for the 2007 Scheme|
|A. Number of Set-Aside |
a. Value of Set-Aside
|B Number of Standard |
b Value of Standard
|C Number of Other |
c. Total Value of Other Entitlements
|D Total Number of All |
Entitlements Transferred (A+B+C)
d. Total Value of All Entitlements Transferred (a+b+c)
In the context of the Single Farm Payment Scheme, the number of producers transferring entitlements represents 8.3% of all producers holding entitlements and 4.1% of producers holding entitlements acquired at least some of them by transfer. In volume terms, 3.8% of all entitlements have been traded and in value terms, the trading represents 3.0% of the scheme’s annual expenditure.
Of the total number of businesses (838) acquiring entitlements by transfer, 22 have correspondence addresses outside Scotland and one of these is located outside the United Kingdom. All of these are registered as Scottish businesses for the purposes of Environment and Rural Affairs Department support arrangements and are eligible to trade entitlements within Scotland.