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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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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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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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STA Signature Conference 15th March 2017

Created: February 20, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

What does the future hold for your business? The STA Signature Conference ‘The Future Beyond 2020’ takes place on 15th March at the Crowne Plaza & Glasgow Science Centre. On Wednesday 15 March, the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) will take delegates on a journey into the future of tourism – the economic outlook, the future […]

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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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