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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 in Response to David Alexander

Created: December 7, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

In light of the comments made by David Alexander of DJ Alexander in the 06 December issue of The Scotsman, the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers has issued the following statement. ASSC Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “It is deeply regrettable that an individual who commands as much respect in the Edinburgh property market as David […]

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Repairing Standard

Created: December 3, 2018
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Industry News, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Draft copies of two Scottish Statutory Instruments intended to amend the repairing standard for private sector housing were published on 3rd December. These statutory instruments implement the commitment made to amend the repairing standard following Part 2 of the consultation on Energy Efficiency and Condition Standards in the private rented sector (https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficiency-programme/), which ASSC submitted […]

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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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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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Enforcement of new STR rental rules will cost €400,000, says Dublin City council

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

Enforcement of new regulations on short-term rental, announced last month, will cost Dublin City Council around €400,000, according to an initial assessment. A report to councillors from Assistant Chief Executive Richard Shakespeare said enforcement would be “resource intensive”. “The enforcement of short-term lettings regulations is logistically very difficult. There are problems establishing ownership, gaining access […]

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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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Fiona Campbell: Short-term rentals are vital to Edinburgh’s success as a city

Created: November 6, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The following story is featured in Edinburgh Evening News: Celebrated crime writer Val McDermid recently criticised what she sees as the impact that “over tourism” has on life in Edinburgh. In particular, she attacked the impact she believes that short-term rentals, and the platforms and routes to market that they use, have on the city. […]

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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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City of Edinburgh Council Consultation into Tourist Tax

Created: October 16, 2018
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Earlier this month the City of Edinburgh Council agreed to progress to a formal consultation concerning the best possible arrangements for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) / Tourist tax in the city. The consultation aims to capture the views of stakeholders across the city, but particularly those in the hospitality and tourism sector, city […]

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