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Chief Executive’s Report

Created: November 21, 2017
Posted in: Member Benefits, Paws for a Break, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

2017 has been a year of frenetic activity and pro-active engagement on a number of key issues, which have and will have a dramatic effect on our sector going forwards. It has been an exceptionally challenging year and we continue to face significant threats going into 2018. Some of the key issues that have been […]

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Chairman’s Report

Created: October 11, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Chairman’s Report for the 2017 AGM 7th November, Perth Concert Hall Tourism in Scotland is generally doing well – national marketing campaigns are working successfully, helped by exchange rates favouring holidays in the UK for both our own residents as well as attracting overseas visitors.   The rise of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) has encouraged many new visitors […]

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Inheritance Tax Relief on Furnished Holiday Lets Receives Another Blow

Created: September 5, 2017
Posted in: Guidance, Guidance Sheets, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry

A recent tax case before the First Tier Tribunal has poured further doubt on the availability of inheritance tax relief on properties let as furnished holiday accommodation (FHLs). Business Property Relief (BPR) can provide 100% relief against inheritance tax where a business activity is deemed to be “wholly or mainly trading”. If a business activity […]

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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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Win with the ASSC!

Created: October 26, 2016
Posted in: Competitions, Industry News, Member Benefits

Sign-up to our newsletter and your name will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following: A £250 voucher for The Duvet Store. A £500 Gael Holiday Homes voucher, courtesy of A year of SuperControl online booking and management system with a licence for up to 3 properties, worth £560, courtesy of SuperControl. A […]

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Affiliate Membership Schemes

Created: May 9, 2016
Posted in: Affiliate Members, Business, Incentives, Member Benefits

The ASSC is partnering up with Destination Management Organisations and Tourism Groups throughout Scotland in order to grow our membership and strengthen our voice in the industry.  We have recently formed an affiliate membership scheme with VisitArran.  Do you run, or know of, an organisation that might be interested in joining our affiliate membership scheme?  The ASSC […]

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VisitArran Partnership

Created: April 28, 2016
Posted in: Affiliate Members, Business, Member Benefits

The ASSC has formed an affiliate membership scheme with VisitArran. The aim of VisitArran is to collectively market the Isle of Arran and to bring island businesses together, to provide a great experience for island visitors. They want tourism on Arran to excel, bringing visitors who will love Arran and return time after time. This […]

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New and Updated Guidance Sheets

Created: April 23, 2016
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Member Benefits, Regulations

Our library of Guidance Sheets is currently being updated and a new sheet on Regulations has been added.  The Regulations Guidance Sheet is intended to raise awareness on important safety checks, and to point members towards the relevant information.  It is a summary of regulations and safety checks that holiday home owners should be aware of, including […]

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New Partner for Business – TravelNest

Created: February 15, 2016
Posted in: Member Benefits, Partners for Business, Trade Suppliers

The ASSC is delighted to announce that have become a Partner for Business, strengthening their commitment to the Scottish self-catering market. With over 350 properties, they are now one of the leading online travel agents for Scotland. “A new way of thinking…. offer an unrivalled, flexible and personal partnership as an extension of your […]

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New Partner for Business: MyRentals

Created: December 10, 2015
Posted in: Business, Member Benefits, Partners for Business, Trade Suppliers

We are delighted to announce that MyRentals have become our fourth Partner for Business. MyRentals is a social booking website specialising in providing enhanced experiences to visitors, property owners, and businesses. Their localised Global websites inform travellers by providing exclusive content about the people, places, and businesses that perfectly define locations. MyRentals “Full Calendar Bonuses” […]

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