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Energy Performance Certificates Regulations Loom

Created: July 6, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Threat EPC Regulations Pose to the Self-catering and Short-Term Letting Sector in Scotland The ASSC has recently responded to the Scottish Government’s Call for Evidence in relation to Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing.  A background briefing on EPCs and the ASSC’s full submission can be read […]

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An Update from Scottish Cottages

Created: July 2, 2017
Posted in: Partners for Business, Self-catering Industry

Cottages.com, part of our Partners for Business Scottish Cottages brand, is proud to announce the launch of its new office in Brodick on the Ilse of Arran. Demand for quality holiday homes in the region is on the rise and there is a huge opportunity for property owners, in particular those in beautiful places such […]

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ASSC Conference Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

Created: July 2, 2017
Posted in: Annual Conference, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The ASSC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the only major event aimed directly at the people and businesses providing short-term let and holiday rental accommodation in Scotland. This year we will focus on “Future-Proofing: Self-Catering in Scotland”.  Read more...

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Press Release: Self-catering apartments flourish in Perth thanks to the Fair City’s growing reputation as cultural and business hub

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Perth’s growing reputation as a cultural and business hub has made it a flourishing location for traditional self-catering accommodation, according to the industry’s trade body. Read more

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Press Release: Booming Inverness is Scotland’s second largest city for traditional self-catering apartments

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Self-catering Industry

A ‘booming’ tourism industry has helped make Inverness the nation’s second largest city for traditional self-catering accommodation, according to a major new study. An economic impact study by the industry’s trade body, The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), has revealed the growing popularity of the traditional self-catering sector within the nation’s cities. The report stated […]

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Cut Tourism VAT Campaign

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Tourism VAT is on the agenda for the Government as part of the Confidence and Supply arrangement agreed by the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. As set out in the agreement, made public yesterday: A detailed consultative report will be commissioned into the impact of VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland to […]

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VisitScotland 2016 Visitor Summary Insights

Created: June 27, 2017
Posted in: Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized, Visit Scotland

Overnight stay International & Domestic plus day Tourism performance in Scotland in 2016 demonstrated a complex relationship between domestic and international visitor behaviour. Read the full report: 2016 Stats Summary.

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Consultation: Energy Efficiency and Condition Standards in Private Rented Housing

Created: June 27, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry

The Scottish Government have published proposals as part of a consultation to ensure that all private rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency and also to make amendments to the required condition standards to improve overall condition. Subject to the outcome of the consultation, Scottish Ministers will develop draft regulations for […]

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Press Release: New research reveals self-catering holidaymakers spend £723m in Scotland each year

Created: June 21, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

New research into the economic impact of the self-catering sector has, for the first time, revealed that those residing in short term lettings spend more than £723m in Scotland each year. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) commissioned Frontline Consultants to conduct an independent, evidence-based report to evaluate the extent of the self-catering industry’s overall […]

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STA launches key research project: Tourism & Hospitality – The Growing Cost of Doing Business

Created: June 14, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is conducting a piece of research to gain a clearer insight into the impact of the rising costs within Scotland’s tourism sector. There is no assurance that the Business rate relief cap will be extended for a further year from April 18, in the event that the Barclay Review has […]

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