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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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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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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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Proposal for Transient Visitor Levy in Edinburgh

Created: December 9, 2018
Posted in: Member Benefits, Representation, Tourism Industry

Open Letter to Adam McVey, Leader, City of Edinburgh Council We are writing collectively to express our complete opposition to the City of Edinburgh Council’s proposals for the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL)/tourist tax in the city. Such a measure would be hugely damaging to the tourism and hospitality sector and undo much […]

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ASSC Statement on Planning (Scotland) Bill Amendment

Created: November 23, 2018
Posted in: Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Scottish Green MSP, Andy Wightman, has proposed an amendment to the Planning (Scotland) Bill which would require people to get planning permission to let out their home as a short-term let. The change he makes to the bill is that ‘the use of a dwellinghouse for the purpose of providing short-term holiday lets involves a […]

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Tourism bodies request closure of City of Edinburgh’s Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) consultation on basis that it is ‘not fit for purpose’

Created: November 9, 2018
Posted in: Member Benefits, Representation, Tourism Industry

The representative body for Scotland’s tourism industry, the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) and hospitality trade body, UK Hospitality have called for the City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation into a Transient Visitor Levy to be closed at the earliest opportunity.  In a letter sent to Council Leader, Adam McVey and Chief Executive, Andrew Kerr on 8th November, the […]

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Scotland’s self-catering industry held a hugely successful conference.

Created: November 6, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Short-Term Rental Trade Body Holds Conference The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has held a record-breaking event as part of its 40th anniversary year celebrations. Over 300 delegates, industry experts, and public sector stakeholders descended on Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel for the annual meeting of the sector. This year’s conference was the biggest gathering of professionals […]

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STA update statement to industry stakeholders on City of Edinburgh Council Consultation into Tourist Tax

Created: November 4, 2018
Posted in: Member Benefits, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

“The City of Edinburgh Council has now launched its formal consultation into a proposed Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) in the city. As you may know, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that a Scottish Government consultation will be held on a tourist tax during her speech at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Annual Autumn Conference on […]

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European Holiday Home Awards 2018 – Good Luck to ASSC Member Finalists

Created: October 9, 2018
Posted in: Awards, Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Paws for a Break, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The European Holiday Home Awards takes place on Wednesday 10th October in Brussels. We would like to congratulate the following ASSC Members who are Finalists and wish them all the best of luck for the Awards: The Turret – Oban Cuil Moss Cottage,  Ardour Highland Estate, Fort William Craigengar Lodge, Crosswodhill Farm Holiday Cottages, West […]

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ASSC 2018 Conference – Full Programme #ASSC2018

Created: October 8, 2018
Posted in: Annual Conference, CPD, Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Partners for Business, Tourism Industry, Trade Suppliers

ASSC 2018 Conference – Full Programme Announced #ASSC2018 Join us on Tuesday, 30th October 2018, at the Hilton Glasgow.   We will be focusing on The Business of Self-Catering, gleaning essential insights into future developments in the sector; drawing on the expertise and knowledge of UK-wide experts; understanding the challenges being faced in different parts of […]

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