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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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BBC World Service: Tourism Tax in Edinburgh

Created: August 29, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio World Service on 28th August.   Discussions covered Tourism Tax, the Short Term Rental Sector and the collaborative economy in Edinburgh Listen Here:

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ASSC Issue Press Release – CrowdJustice Campaign Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

Created: August 20, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Following the huge success and support for this campaign so far, we are delighted to be supporting the next phase, to take the case onto court proceedings. Please see the Press Release and link to the CrowdJustice Page Here: ASSC Press release 20.08.18 Crowd Justice: Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

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Radio Scotland Property Surgery: Holiday Lets

Created: July 18, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio Scotland’s The Property Surgery on 17th July.   Discussions covered Holiday Lets and the Self Catering Industry. The discussion kicks off at 1hr 32. The next part of the discussion is 1hr 57 minutes in, and then 2 hrs 13m (CEO Interview) Listen Here: The Kaye Adams […]

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