Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
468. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered reviewing the reference costs used to determine a farmers grant under the TAMS scheme as a result of increasing construction costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38532/21]
There are a wide variety of items available under the suite of seven measures under TAMS II. To date, total expenditure under the seven measures of the TAMS, including transitional expenditure, has reached in excess of €295m with commitments of an additional €157m made to scheme participants who have yet to draw down those commitments.
The reference costs of individual items available under all the TAMS schemes are currently being reviewed. Any changes identified to the costings will be considered once this review process has been completed.