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Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS), claimants, inspections and penalties: FOI release

Published: 16 Jan 2019

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

Published:
16 Jan 2019
Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS), claimants, inspections and penalties: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03718  
Date received: 13 December 2018 
Date responded: 15 January 2019
 
Information requested
 
1. The total SUSSS claimants in 16-17 (and no. of recipients)

2. The total SUSSS claimants in 17-18 (and no. of recipients)

3. The number of SUSSS inspections carried out in both 16-17 and 17-18 

4. The number of SUSSS recipients who were penalised in both 16-17 and 17-18

5. The number of level one penalties in both 16-17 and 17-18

6. The number of level two penalties in both 16-17 and 17-18

7. The number of level three penalties in both 16-17 and 17-18

8. The number of level four penalties in both 16-17 and 17-18

9. The number of level five penalties in both 16-17 and 17-18

10. A breakdown of the number of the types of breach in each scheme year [16-17 and 17-18] (movement to location other than retention location/hoggs not correctly tagged/incorrect identifications).
 
Response
 

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.  For point 10, the table below displays the number of businesses which had the scheme breach reason listed applied to their application(s).  As more than one scheme breach can be applied to an application, the same business may appear against more than one scheme breach reason.  Equivalent data for scheme year 2018 is not yet available as the application window has just recently closed (30th November).

 

 

Data requested

Number of businesses

2016

% of total businesses

2017

% of total businesses

1 & 2

Total applications received

1106

-

1196

-

1 & 2

Total businesses submitting an application

1101

-

1181

-

1 & 2

Total recipients

1013

92%

1095

92.70%

3

Total inspections

130

11.80%

186

15.70%

4

Total businesses receiving a scheme penalty

69

6.27%

73

6.18%

5

Total businesses - Level 1 penalty

29

2.60%

35

2.96%

6

Total businesses - Level 2 penalty

8

0.73%

8

0.68%

7

Total businesses - Level 3 penalty

3

0.27%

2

0.17%

8

Total businesses - Level 4 penalty

2

0.18%

3

0.25%

9

Total businesses - Level 5 penalty

27

2.45%

25

2.12%

10

Scheme breach reason

 

 

 

 

Animal not retained on holding during the retention period (e.g. sold, died or not presented for inspection)

53

-

61

-

Animal not found in farm records (e.g. animal had not been recorded in the Record of Identification)

6

-

3

-

Animal was male or incorrect age

7

-

15

-

Animal had movement anomalies (e.g. move not notified to SAMU/ScotEID)

5

-

2

-

Animal was not homebred

2

-

2

-

Animal was not on a retention location (e.g. found on a location which was not declared on the claim form)

5

-

9

-

Animal was incorrectly tagged (e.g. identified with a slaughter tag)

55

-

42

-

 
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