Union Reminder on Ewe Hogg Scheme Deadline 2020

SUSSS application deadline of 30 November approaches

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) is approaching.

For both online and postal applications, the deadline is midnight on Monday 30 November. Indications are that the number of applications received is lower than at the same point in 2019 but the rate at which applications are being received is now building.

SUSSS opened for applications on 1 September.  Payments for ewe hoggs eligible through SUSSS delivers vital support that underpins the viability of many hill farming and crofting businesses.

Livestock Policy Manager John Armour said: “A significant number of applicants already have submitted their SUSSS applications online but at busy times of the year, scheme deadlines can often slip the mind.  

“Given the importance of this funding stream to hill farmers and crofters, worth around £7 million in total, we urge all those who are eligible to crack on with their applications ahead of 30 November.”  


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

Date Published:

News Article No.: 157/20

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