The Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) opened in three tranches commencing in 2015. The scheme is fully subscribed with GLAS 3 participants in their third year of participation in the five-year GLAS scheme and the overall RDP budget on track to be fully spent. There are no further tranches of the scheme planned.
All GLAS payment claims must pass a suite of checks before advance payments can issue and balancing payments can only commence when all regulatory controls, including inspections, have been met. 99% of 2018 scheme year advance payments have issued and less than 3% of balancing payments remain to be processed.
The GLAS Advance payments in respect of the 2019 scheme year cannot commence until after 15 October 2019.