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The Scottish Government’s Budget (Stage 1 Debate): Tourist Tax

Created: January 31, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Scottish Government reached an agreement today (31st January) on local government taxation with their traditional Budget allies, the Scottish Greens, in order to support their 2019-20 spending plans at all parliamentary stages.   The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay announced that the Scottish Government would take steps to significantly empower local […]

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City of Edinburgh Council Tourist Tax Consultation: Statement from ASSC

Created: January 9, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Responding to the City of Edinburgh Council Tourist Tax Consultation results, Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “While the motivation behind this consultation is to be welcomed, we at the ASSC are concerned that the foundations on which it is based are not as robust as this serious issue deserves. “For […]

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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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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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Press Release: ASSC Shows Campaigning Pedigree at Thistle Awards

Created: December 2, 2018
Posted in: Paws for a Break, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

A successful Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers marketing campaign has been awarded a prestigious Scottish Thistle Award. The Paws for a Breakcampaign was voted the Central, Fife, and Tayside Regional Winner in the Working Together for Tourism category. Delivered in conjunction with match funding from VisitScotland’s growth fund, Paws for a Breaksuccessfully promoted traditional short-term rental […]

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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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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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