Environmental Farming Scheme farmers told to complete a Claim Confirmation now

Date published: 09 November 2023

Farmers - if you hold an Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) agreement that started on 1 January 2023, you must complete a Claim Confirmation this December.


The EFS Claim Confirmation service helps new agreement holders to make accurate claims. If you accepted a Tranche 6 agreement in 2023 and submitted a year 1 claim using the Single Application Service this year, then you must submit a Claim Confirmation online between 1 December 2023 and midnight on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Failure to submit a Claim Confirmation will mean you will not be paid and your EFS Tranche 6 agreement will be cancelled.

As a result of farmers submitting Claim Confirmations last year the amount of errors in EFS claims reduced. Please accurately measure the amount of work completed and adjust your Claim Confirmation accordingly.

Claim Confirmations must be submitted online.

Help and advice is available on the DAERA website.

Or by telephoning the EFS Advisory Service on 0300 200 7848.

If your EFS claim was submitted by an agent, please get in touch with them to discuss your Claim Confirmation.

New EFS Agreement Holders must also complete their online training by 30 November 2023. Information on how to complete online training is available on the DAERA website.


Notes to editors: 

  1. For queries on EFS Agreements, please contact the EFS Advisory Service on 0300 200 7848 or email your query to: efs@daera-ni.gov.uk.
  2. Complete the training from the CAFRE website.
  3. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
  4. All media queries should be directed to the DAERA Press Office: pressoffice.group@daera-ni.gov.uk or telephone: 028 9052 4619.

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