Private Storage Aid

Find out about Private Storage Aid, which products are eligible for it and how to check if a scheme is currently open.

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Private Storage Aid (PSA) schemes are administered by the Rural Payments Agency and help traders with the cost of putting products into storage. This helps to stabilise the market for a product if there’s a surplus and prices become weak.

The European Commission (EC) will decide if it’s appropriate to open a scheme.

Current schemes

At the moment there are no Private Storage Aid schemes open.


Private storage aid schemes can be for:

  • white sugar
  • olive oil
  • flax fibre
  • beef
  • butter
  • cheese
  • skimmed milk powder (made from cows’ milk)
  • pigmeat
  • sheepmeat and goatmeat

Schemes will open depending on the market situation.



Telephone: 03300 416 500

Relevant regulations

Council Regulation (EC) No. 1308/2013

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2016/1238

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2016/1240

Published 28 March 2014
Last updated 18 May 2017 + show all updates
  1. There are no Private Storage Aid schemes open at the moment.

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