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Financial Memorandum associated with the Planning (Scotland) Bill Published

Created: March 20, 2019
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Representation, Uncategorized

The Scottish Government have published the Financial Memorandum associated with the Planning (Scotland) Bill. Significantly, Kevin Stewart says that the amendments made at Stage Two of the legislative process could “create millions of pounds of new costs for planning authorities” and that the sheer number of amendments threaten the underlying aims of the legislation. The […]

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Planning consent: pre-application advice service – City of Edinburgh Council – Citizen Space

Created: March 7, 2019
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Following announcement has been received from The City of Edinburgh Council The City of Edinburgh Council is the planning authority for Edinburgh, responsible for assessing applications for planning consent. As part of this process, the Council’s Planning service currently offers pre-application advice. Pre-application advice is advice given to an applicant before they have made […]

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Update from ASSC’s CEO on Policy Paper: Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting 

Created: March 1, 2019
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The ASSC is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. Since our founding in 1978, we’ve grown from just a handful of members meeting around a table to include nearly 700 members covering over 7,000 properties across Scotland. We are also Scotland’s only trade body representing our vital sector […]

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City of Edinburgh Council Tourism Tax Consultation

Created: January 9, 2019
Posted in: Legislation, Representation, Tourism Industry

Results from the public consultation on the introduction of a tourism tax in Edinburgh have now been released. In terms of the headline statistics: Overall, 85% of the 2,500 respondents backed the Council’s plans on TVL Nine-in-ten (91%) of residents supported the introduction of a TVL More than half (51%) of accommodation providers support the […]

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Scottish Budget

Created: December 12, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

As you will be aware, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay, presented the Scottish Budget to the Scottish Parliament today. “In the spirit of the Barclay Review which calls for the provision of better information on non- domestic rates and for the Scottish Government to explain changes to the rating […]

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Business Rates: Transitional Relief

Created: December 12, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Representation, Tourism Industry

Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy has confirmed the Scottish Government’s intention to extend Transitional Relief until 2022: “I am writing to inform you that on 26 October, I confirmed the Scottish Government’s intention to extend transitional relief until the next revaluation in 2022, whilst visiting the Ness Walk Hotel development […]

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What Might A Tourist Tax Mean For You?

Created: December 12, 2018
Posted in: Business, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Scottish Government is facilitating a national discussion on the issue of a tourism tax, to allow all relevant and interested parties to share their views and evidence for and against.  Please click here to take part in the conversation and share your views.    A Message from STA: The arguments for and against a […]

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Scottish Government Tourist Tax Discussion

Created: November 23, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Scottish Government is facilitating a national discussion on the issue of tourism tax, to allow all relevant and interested parties to share their views and evidence for and against. We are urging members to participate, please link to the discussion HERE For further information and for ASSC’s position on a tourism tax please see our […]

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Why our decades-old industry is worried about blunt new Airbnb rules

Created: September 18, 2018
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

An interesting Article from Dorren Quinn, CEO of the Irish Self-Catering Federation: “The self-catering sector plays an integral role in Irish tourism. “BACK IN THE 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, even into the ’80s, a fortnight’s holiday at home in Ireland was the fashionable thing to do. “You headed off with everything but the kitchen sink to […]

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A Message from the ASSC Chairman: CrowdJustice Appeal to Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental

Created: August 30, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

CrowdJustice Appeal – Stop the threat facing Short-Term Rental : https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/shorttermrentalthreat2/ “We at the ASSC have been alerted to an increasing number of operators being served with enforcement notices to cease trading in their short-term rental properties. “The decision to support Nicola’s case has not been taken lightly and is one that we believe will determine […]

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