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Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) statistics: FOI release

Published: 25 Jun 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
25 Jun 2020
Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) statistics: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000042277
Date received: 14 May 2020
Date responded: 12 Jun 2020
Information requested

1. How many individual claims have made in each year?
2. How many hoggs have been claimed in each year?
3. What has been the payment rate per hogg in each year?
4. What is the total amount paid out in each year?
5. Following inspections how many hoggs have been disqualified in each year?
6. How much has been the amount paid in penalties in each year?
7. What is the difference in amount claimed and what was paid out once disqualified hoggs excluded?

Response

I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested. Some data for 2019 is not yet available as payments are on-going.

 

Data requested

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

1.

How many

individual claims have been made in each year? (*returned as number of unique businesses submitting an application)

1393

1101

1181

1143

1190

2.

How many hoggs have been claimed in each year?

118102

112749

118268

106763

117282

3.

What has been the payment rate per hogg in each year?

€78.12

€77.08

€70.67

€76.58

€70.00

4.

What is the total amount paid out in each year?

€7,469,240.69

€7,584,877.49

€7,715,145.54

€7,615,806.80

Not yet available

5.

Following inspections how many hoggs have been

disqualified in each year? (*returned animals deducted with penalty)

1475

4771

1470

1875

651

6.

How much

has been the amount paid

in penalties in each year?

€211,343.70

€417,541.60

€101,902.70

€166,403.50

Not yet available

7.

What is the difference in amount claimed and what was paid out once

disqualified hoggs excluded?

(*returned as difference between

initial

application claim value and claim value after

withdrawals and

administrative or on the spot checks)

€311,855.04

€523,064.88

€221,338.44

€275,917.74

Not yet available

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