HHLE PROPERTY MATTERS SPRING 2021 - Flipbook - Page 21
A pilot exercise for the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) is calling for
expressions of interest at the time of print. The SFI Pilot will look very
different to the full version of SFI due to be launched in 2022 in terms of
the land management options available and their associated payment
rates. The SFI is set to be “component one” of the new agricultural support
schemes. and will likely replace the BPS over the next few years.
• Expressions of interest for the pilot can be lodged now. Decisions on
those selected will be made from 24th May.
• Applications can be submitted from June 2021.
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• More detailed guidance to be published before then.
These are real agreements that pay real money for on-the-ground
management. Pilot agreements will last until “late 2024”.
• Applicants must be a BPS recipient.
• Land entered into the Pilot SFI cannot already be in a CS or ES agreement.
PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR
• Land management options, grouped into “Standards” (see below).
• Learning activities, to help develop the Scheme (flat Participation payment).
£28 per ha
£54 per ha
£74 per ha
£30 per ha
£47 per ha
£59 per ha
£27 per ha
£62 per ha
£97 per ha
£6 per ha
Still £6 per ha
£8 per ha
Low or no
£22 per ha
£89 per ha
£110 per ha
£16 per 100m
£21 per 100m
£24 per 100m
£49 per ha
£16 per 100m
£29 per 100m
£34 per 100m
Land Management Actions
For the Pilot, there will be 8
standards and 3 levels within each
Standard (Introductory, Intermediate
and Advanced). The applicant
can only select one level for each
Standard for the land they are
entering into the Scheme. At each
level within the Standard, there are
a group of actions that need to be
delivered. Exactly what is required
will be published in due course,
but the basic actions have been
published on the DEFRA website.
Payment rates will be different
for the Pilot than at the full launch;
Pilot payment rates will be based
on income foregone plus costs; the
same methodology used for CS.
For further details on the SFI, please
contact your usual advisor or any of
our local offices.