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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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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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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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25% Discount on Membership!

Created: May 3, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

From 1st May, we are offering a 25% discount on membership subscriptions and marketing packages, as well as no Joining Fee, when you join the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers. The ASSC is now undertaking more and more activities that support the self-catering sector in Scotland: We are actively working with the Rates Assessors and the Barclay […]

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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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Scotland Strong for Easter

Created: April 8, 2017
Posted in: Partners for Business, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Trade Suppliers, Uncategorized

Our Partner for Business, Scottish Cottages has revealed that Scotland is its best performing destination in the UK for the popular Easter holiday period, reporting a booking increase of almost 20 per cent year on year. Unveiling the figures, Scottish Holidays also shared the Scottish regions set to receive an influx of visitors this Easter, with some […]

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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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