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Rates Revaluation 2017: Applying for Rate Cap Relief

Created: March 22, 2017
Posted in: Guidance, Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The Non-Domestic Rates (Transitional Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 This is the Statutory Instrument, which was approved on 16 March and comes into effect on 1 April.  Rate-payers will have to apply for the 12.5% rate cap. The scheme is a Transitional Relief Scheme so there will be a calculation done to determine if the Ratepayer […]

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Rates Revaluation 2017: Parking Spaces & Additional Elements

Created: March 22, 2017
Posted in: Guidance, Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

Where a property comprises a series of different elements (e.g. self-catering unit with separate parking, offices where the only access to each one is across a common corridor etc), the Assessor will have considered whether or not each element comprises a single subject.  Single subjects are considered mainly from a geographical perspective to determine what […]

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Breaking News: 12.5% Rate Cap Applies to Self-Catering

Created: March 15, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Scotland’s Self-catering Industry Welcomes 12.5% Rate Cap Self-catering is one of Scotland’s tourism success stories and industry trade body the Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers welcomed the recent rate cap of 12.5% announced by the Scottish Government. Fiona Hyslop MSP announced today,  at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Conference,  that the rate cap will indeed apply […]

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Press Release: 2017 Rates Revaluation

Created: February 20, 2017
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Scotland’s Self-catering Industry hit hard by 2017 Rates Revaluation Members of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) have reported steep proposed rateable value (RV) increases of up to 269% with the average across the sector at 65% following the rates revaluation. For the significant number of businesses pushed out of the Small Business Bonus Scheme, […]

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2017 Rates Revaluation and How to Appeal

Created: February 8, 2017
Posted in: Guidance, Industry News, Representation, Uncategorized

The rateable value (RV) of a non-domestic property: Approximates to the rent payable on standard full repairing and insuring terms, in other words the notional rent that a third party would pay an owner to run the self-catering business. Is fixed according to the level of values that prevailed on 1 April 2015. Reflects the […]

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Brexit

Created: January 9, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Brexit is top of most news reports just now, and rightly so, because our choice to leave the European Union is both momentous in terms of impact to the UK, and unprecedented as no country has yet triggered Article 50 to leave.  The rule book has not been written. Brexit has become hotly party political, […]

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Tourist Tax, Visitor Levy or Bed Tax

Created: December 5, 2016
Posted in: Business, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Like most tourism businesses in Scotland the Association of Scotland’s Self- Caterers does not support a tourist tax, visitor levy or bed tax. Scotland is already expensive to visit. The World Economic Forum ranks the UK 140th out of 141 counties in terms of tourism price-competitiveness. Given that a tourist tax would make Scotland less […]

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STA’s Statement on Brexit

Created: June 24, 2016
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Industry collaboration key as UK moves towards leaving the EU A statement from the Scottish Tourism Alliance following the results of the Brexit Referendum. “The STA has remained neutral on the issue of whether or not the UK remains a member of the European Union.  As a member association, we acknowledge that the views of […]

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Volume and Value Study

Created: June 1, 2016
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry

The ASSC is in the process of commissioning an economic impact assessment study of the self-catering sector to the Scottish Economy.  The aim of the study is to provide an independent, evidence-based, understanding of the direct and indirect economic impact/contribution of the self-catering sector to the Scottish economy.  This will be invaluable to the association […]

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Rates Revaluation 2017

Created: April 18, 2016
Posted in: Representation

The 2017 Rates Revaluation process is now well under way.  The forms hit the doorsteps early in 2015, and the Assessors were thrilled at having had double the response they have ever had before, attributing a lot of that to the marketing push that the ASSC gave to the forms. By law, the Assessors have to […]

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