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Consultation on the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

Created: June 8, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Scottish Ministers are seeking comments on proposals to transpose, for private water supplies, Amending Directive (EU) 2015/1787 which makes some changes to Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption (“the Drinking Water Directive”). These changes need to be transposed by 27 October 2017. The Scottish Ministers propose to make the Water […]

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Halogen Communications Appointed to Provide PR and Public Affairs Support

Created: June 1, 2017
Posted in: Marketing, Representation

We are pleased to announce that Halogen Communications has recently been contracted to provide public affairs and public relations services to the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers. Halogen Communications is one of Scotland’s leading consultancies and the team has an unrivalled range of experience in politics and media. Current staff include a former Scottish Officer Minister, […]

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Submission to the Barclay Review

Created: May 20, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, alongside a number of key industry stakeholders, has responded to the call for evidence from the Barclay Review of Business Rates. The Barclay Review was established by the Scottish Government in order to make recommendations to enhance and reform the business rate system in Scotland. The ASSC, British Hospitality Association, Scottish […]

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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 […]

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Scottish self-catering worth £723.3 million per annum!

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

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers is delighted to publish a major study, which measures the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland. The evaluation, carried out by Frontline Consultants, reveals the economic impact of all visits made to self-catering providers in Scotland, and provides an area by area breakdown of this expenditure. It: assesses expenditure by […]

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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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