Feighan welcomes 70% BPS advance payments

Local Minister of State Frank Feighan has welcomed the recent announcement by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue that advanced payments will commence under the Basic Payment Scheme.

  “It is also a priority for the Department is the efficient issuing of scheme payments to farmers,” Deputy Feighan said.

“I understand from the Minister for Agriculture that the BPS advance payment is commencing today at a rate of 70 per cent, which is an increase on the 50 per cent normally allowed under regulation. Payments will be visible in farmers’ bank accounts in the coming days and the Department will continue to process, as a matter of urgency, all remaining cases for payment as they meet scheme criteria.

“Many farmers in across my constituency will warmly welcome this prompt payment of the BPS while Payments under the 2021 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme (ANC) which started in September are also continuing as more cases are cleared for payment,” Deputy Feighan concluded.