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Published Friday, October 14, 2016

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2015 data shows that total income from farming (TIFF) fell by 29% in real terms year-on-year to £3.8 billion. This followed a decrease of 3% in 2014.

TIFF per full time person equivalent also fell 29%, to £19,500.

Real farm incomes in the UK: 1990-2015







In recent years TIFF was at its highest  in the early 1990s. TIFF increased by 38% in 1993 alone; in 1995, it reached than £7.7 billion at 2015 prices.

Total Income from farming 1975-2015

Total public subsidies under the CAP and national schemes increased dramatically in the early 1990s with the introduction of arable area payments.

The total value of direct payments to farmers was £2.8 billion in 2015.

The introduction of the Single Payment Scheme in 2005 resulted in a major shift in subsidies away from those coupled to production.

Subsidies and other payments made to farmers in the UK 1975-2015

Commons Briefing papers SN02613

Author: Yago Zayed

Topics: Agriculture, Common Agricultural Policy, Incomes and poverty

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