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835: Direct payments

This is one of a series of papers which select some of the data from Defra’s compendium of agricultural statistics ‘Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2008’.

Year of Publication2009

In 2008 direct payments made to farmers totalled £3.27 billion, an 8.9 per cent increase on 2007 Payments not linked to production, including the Single Payment Scheme, are expected to increase by 9.0% to £3.21 billion. Payments linked to production totalled £56 million, which was similar to 2007 and a 30% decrease from 2006.

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farm support subsidies
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