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Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

Created: May 6, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Call for Evidence

The Collaborative, or sharing, economy consists of giving, swapping, borrowing, trading, renting, and sharing products and services for a fee, between an individual who has something and an individual who needs something, via an online marketplace.

In the case of self-catering / short-term letting it relates to Airbnb, HomeAway, Houseswap etc.

Following the massive growth of Airbnb, the Scottish Government has appointed a specialist panel to review the effects of short-term lets on the Scottish housing market.

This independent advisory panel, chaired by Helen Goulden, Executive Director of Nesta, will report back to Ministers by the end of this year.

Key considerations

The Government has identified the following key considerations for the panel:
How to ensure regulation is fit for purpose.
How to protect and empower consumers and identify clear routes to redress.
How to support Scotland’s business base to compete in the evolving market.
How to ensure the wider economic, social and community impacts are understood.
 
Your opinion counts.
The panel will be reviewing a number of areas, including:
Regulation.
Peer-to-peer accommodation (eg Airbnb).
Taxation.
Workers’ rights.

To ensure your voice is heard, please take part in this survey.

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