Comprehensive finance schemes are available to spread the cost of the investment normally over an eight year plan and are arranged on an individual basis.
Initial capital payments are around £40/t and there is an additional annual service charge repaid by the member each year out of the income from sale of crops. Total flexibility is offered on the initial level of payment and level of annual service charge. By a combination of these elements, members can buy their storage over any time period but most members find a seven to eight year period to be the most economic.
The additional service charge covers services such as marketing, risk insurance, testing services, cleaning and grading etc.