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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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Fiona Hyslop MSP’s update on Tourist Tax

Created: March 15, 2019
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Fiona Hyslop delivered a speech at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Conference on 14th March 2019, and made the following comments on the introduction of a tourist tax: “The contributions that we have already received as part of the previous national discussion on the tourist tax and published on 7 March have been extremely useful in […]

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ASSC Unveils Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting paper

Created: February 19, 2019
Posted in: Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has launched a new policy paper on holiday let regulation   The Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting paper was announced by ASSC Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, during a speech at the Private Renting in Scotland: Rent Pressure Zones and Short-term Lets event hosted by Holyrood magazine. As part of the ASSC’s on-going to commitment […]

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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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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 Wins Scottish Thistle Regional Final Award

Created: November 16, 2018
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Working Together for Tourism ASSC is delighted to have won the ‘Working Together for Tourism’ Award at the Scottish Thistle Regional Finals for Central, Fife and Tayside. The award was for the EmbraceScotland ‘Paws for a Break’ Campaign.  EmbraceScotland is the ASSC Members ‘Commission-Free’ Accommodation website. Congratulations to all the other winners at the ceremony […]

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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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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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