The information is published to meet the requirements of EU Regulation No 1306/2013 and Commission Regulation No 908/2014.
The details included relate to all CAP scheme payments (for example, the Single Payment Scheme), made to beneficiaries during the period 16 October 2013 to 15 October 2014 and 16 October 2014 to 15 October 2015.
Information is being published for all beneficiaries who receive more than the equivalent of €1,250, with additional information concerning the schemes or measures on which subsidy has been paid. Information for any beneficiary receiving €1,250 or less will be published, but with the beneficiary’s name removed. Further information on what the schemes and measures cover can be found at Answer 15.
This is in line with EU legislation. For practical purposes this has been converted to £1,045 for 2014 and £972 for 2015, based on the Euro exchange rates for SPS payments. The SPS scheme currently accounts for the largest share of CAP payments in these years
This was a requirement under the previous EU legislation when only details of payments to Legal Entities were published. The revised EU Regulations require payments to all recipients to be published, regardless of status.
Information will be published no later than 31st May each year for payments made to UK beneficiaries in the preceding CAP financial year (16 October to 15 October). The EU legislation requires that information will remain on the website for a period of two years from its initial publication.
You can search for data using any of the following criteria:
No. You can search using any one or more of the search criteria.
You should check the accuracy of the search information you have entered and if necessary broaden your search by changing or reducing the search criteria used.
No. You can search using full or partial name details (eg Jack Jones Limited; Jack Jones or Jones Limited). Use the “Contains” option for the best results.
No. You can search using either a full postcode (eg PO16 7DZ) or partial postcode, such as postcode sector (eg. PO16 7), postcode district (eg PO16) or postcode area (eg. PO).
Yes. You can print your search results using your browser print button.
Although the search criteria have been set to make finding details of recipients as easy as possible, the fields displayed will only show the following details in line with the regulatory requirements:
Further information on the schemes or measures paid for each beneficiary can be found by clicking on the “Details” link on the right-hand side of the results page
The details included relate to all CAP scheme payments made to beneficiaries during the financial years 16 October 2013 to 15 October 2014 or 16 October 2014 to 15 October 2015.
This means any payment received between these dates, for all the schemes, will be included and the amounts may not take account of any subsequent changes or adjustments made to payments by your Paying Agency.
In a small number of cases some rural development payments made to beneficiaries in 2014 have been included with 2015 data, to reflect the actual date that these subsidies were entered in the EU accounts.
Answers 2 and 13 may apply. You may wish to check the accuracy of the search information you have entered and if necessary broaden your search. If you are still unable to find the details you require, you will need to contact the Paying Agency responsible for accounting for the payments. This website provides contact details for the Paying Agency
'Direct aids' cover those schemes, including the Single Payment Scheme, under which farmers and growers are paid subsidies directly. 'Market schemes' relate to agricultural market support such as production aids, export refunds and costs associated with public and private storage of products. These two headings taken together comprise 'Pillar 1' of the CAP, and are paid from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF).
'Rural Development measures' cover agri-environmental schemes and other measures under the UK's four Rural Development Programmes. This heading, also known as 'Pillar 2' of the CAP, is paid from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Further information can be found on the European Commission’s website using the following links:
These are known as co-financed payments and mostly concern Rural Development measures. For these payment types, the website shows the total amounts received by the beneficiary, not just the EU financed element.
Payments that were made to beneficiaries in Euros have, for the purpose of consistency on this website, been converted into the equivalent Sterling value.
The website currently shows only payments made in EC Financial Years 2014 and 2015. The first BPS payments (for claim year 2015) are being made in EC Financial Year 2016 (16 October 2015 to 15 October 2016). Details of these payments will be published on this website by 31 May 2017.
The European Commission provides a webpage containing links to the websites of all Member States. This can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-funding/beneficiaries/shared/index_en.htm
You will need to contact the Paying Agency responsible for accounting for that payment. This website provides contact details for the Paying Agency.
To submit a query about this website, please contact the UK Co-ordinating Body at firstname.lastname@example.org.