Agricultural incomes and subsidies in the UK: Social Indicators page.Jump to full report >>
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.
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 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.
Commons Briefing papers SN02613
Author: Yago Zayed