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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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Important Changes to Scottish Tax Rates

Created: June 1, 2018
Posted in: Legislation, Member Benefits

From 6 April 2018 Scotland saw new income tax rates and bands come into effect, which for the first time are materially different from the rest of the UK. There is now a more complex banding structure in place with Scottish taxpayers being divided intofive separate bands, compared to the three existing bands for the […]

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Energy Performance Certificates in Scotland: Clarification Sought

Created: April 25, 2018
Posted in: Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Unfortunately, the ASSC believe that the clarification sought from the Scottish Government has not been received. The ASSC sought clarification on various issues in February 2018, including Scottish Government’s interpretation of the terms ‘self-contained unit’ and ‘rented out’. We continue to require this information and seek clarification on the requirement of EPCs for holiday homes. […]

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Energy Performance Certificates – Latest Developments

Created: March 9, 2018
Posted in: Legislation, Representation

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) continues to press the Scottish Government on the issue of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The ASSC has produced a briefing paper on the introduction of EPCs in Scotland and also it also sets out the main points of clarification required from the Scottish Government relating to their interpretation of […]

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SuperControl is helping self-catering businesses prepare for GDPR

Created: March 6, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Partners for Business

The hot topic everyone is talking about right now is GDPR. What is it, what do you need to know and do, and how does it affect self-catering businesses and holiday rental owners? SuperControl Product Director Robert Kennedy explains everything to our clients in his GDPR briefing document. Read the blog.

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