2021 Report details for project: Future Farming and Countryside Programme

Project name Future Farming and Countryside Programme - there is only one report for this project
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Report year 2021 (data is from March 2021)
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Description: By 2028, the Future Farming and Countryside Programme aims to deliver: 1) A renewed agricultural sector, producing healthy food for consumption at home and abroad, where farms can be profitable and economically sustainable without subsidy 2) Farming and the countryside contributing significantly to environmental goals including addressing climate change
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: The Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating is Amber.This is primarily due to the following factors: The Future Farming and Countryside Programme's Delivery Confidence Assessment remains Amber in line with the IPA Programme Assessment Review in August 2020. The Programme has effectively responded to the recommendations from this Review and the Major Projects Review Group conditions, as set out in August/September 2020 respectively, and continues to increase delivery confidence. With active reprioritisation to mitigate the effects of ongoing Covid19 lockdown impacts the Programme has successfully maintained progress against critical path delivery. In November 2020, 'The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan', was published, setting out the vision for the future. Since then, the Programme has launched a pilot of the first of three environmental land management schemes, the Sustainable Farming Incentive, which is the first step on the road to truly sustainable farming.
Start date 2017-05-01
End date 2028-12-31
Schedule text The project end-date is 31 December 2028. This is primarily due to the following factors: We are embarking on these ambitious and much needed reforms amid an uncertain wider economic and policy context for the agricultural sector, as we discuss new trade deals and develop policy around net zero. This presents challenges we will have to navigate carefully. We are taking a co-design, test and learn approach which means we will monitor how the programme is landing and adjust course as needed.
Baseline £2,701.09m
Forecast £2,731.22m
Variance 1.00%
Variance text: The budget variance is less than or equal to 5%.
Whole Life Cost £24,629.59m
WLCost text: The projects Baseline Whole Life Cost is £24629.59m. This is primarily due to the following factors: Costs are split into two main sections, the projected payment streams to beneficiaries (scheme costs), as well as estimating the associated future delivery, programme support and one-off implementation costs to deliver the Future Farming & Countryside programme (administrative costs). Scheme costs are linked to the quantification of the manifesto commitment to guarantee the current annual budget to farmers in every year of this Parliament. This includes Non-Gov costs in relation to EU funding that will still be accessible under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, which will be available during 20/21, 21/22 and 22/23. Administrative costs are made up of scheme running costs, corporate service charges, depreciation charges, programme support costs and implementation costs.
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Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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