Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st July 2022.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of direct payments made to farmers were (a) less than £30,000, (b) £30,001 to £50,000, (c) £50,001 to £150,000 and (d) more than £150,000 in the most recent financial year for which information is available.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.

Direct payments in England are made to farmers through the Basic Payment Scheme, which is administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). The scheme runs on the calendar year, but the figures provided cover all payments released by RPA in the 2021/22 financial year, irrespective of which scheme year they relate to.

Grouping (£)

21-22 Financial Year

% Proportion by Volume

£0>=£30,000

68,482

81.15%

£30,001>=£50,000

8,186

9.70%

£50,001>=£150,000

6,971

8.26%

>£150,000

746

0.88%

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