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What the ASSC Does for You and The Sector

Being part of the ASSC brings you and your business direct benefits, but it also means you are supporting an active and effective organisation working on the big things that matter.

The ASSC lobbies on behalf of self-catering on national and local issues, and is recognised by consultative bodies, and local and central government, as a respected and effective voice.   Our ethos is building relationships and working together with others.

Working with VisitScotland:

ASSC consults regularly with VisitScotland at all levels, and as an Association, we have our own relationship manager.   We are represented on the Quality Advisory Committee, the Marketing Interest group and additionally take part in many face to face discussions as well as online.

Working with Government:

We are actively involved at the political level in Scotland, and have had formal one-to-one meetings with the Minister at Holyrood, and a series of informal sessions.  We are seen as a trusted and balanced organisation, and our views are sought by the Scottish Government.  We are in touch with the Scottish Government Tourism team.   We have given evidence to the Tourism Energy and Economy Committee at Holyrood twice now.   We attend tourism events at parliament.   We are part of the recently set up Cross Party Tourism group.

Working with the Industry:

The ASSC lobbies on behalf of self-catering on national and local issues, and is recognised by consultative bodies, and local and central government, as a respected and effective voice. Our ethos is building relationships and working together with others.

We are actively involved at a political level in Scotland, and have had formal one-to-one meetings with Ministers and MSPs and the Scottish Government’s Tourism team.  We work with local authorities on issues as they arise, on regulatory, and planning and enforcement matters.

ASSC consults regularly with VisitScotland at all levels, and as an Association, we have our own relationship manager. We are represented on the Quality Advisory Committee, and work collaboratively on many issues.

ASSC is a founder member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, and we are part of the STA Council.

We work with the Irish Self-Catering Federation, the Holiday Home Association (formerly the English Association of Self Catering Operators) and the Professional Association of Self-Caterers.

Members of the European Holiday Homes Association, round a table with some holiday home giants like Wyndams and Novisol, we take our voice to Europe.

We have working relationships with Scottish Land and Estates, Go Rural and the National Farmers Union of Scotland.

Working on Regulations:

We meet with the Scottish Assessors regularly, and are members of the Scottish Ratepayers’ Forum.

We submit evidence toconsultations on a regular basis and were instrumental in the revised Small Sleeping Accommodation Fire Regulations, working closely with the Federation of Small Businesses. We were able to argue for financial assistance to bring private water supplies up to standard to meet new regulations. Recentconsultations include those on Energy Efficiency, Glasgow City Council’s City Development Plan Supplementary Guidance for Economic Development, National Council of Rural Advisors Rural Economic Strategy, Islands Bill, Planning Bill, Water Intended for Human Consumption, Bank Closures and Fire Safety.

For more information on what issues we are currently involved in, please see the News Page.

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