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Grenfell Tower Tragedy – Urgent Safety Review – Self-catering Properties

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

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London the Scottish Government is seeking information regarding the presence of Aluminum Composite Cladding (ACM) in buildings in Scotland, including new builds or refurbished properties. ACM is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core, typically between 3 […]

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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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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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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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