How about a tourist tax?
September 9, 2019
The Scottsh Government has launched a consultation seeking views on enabling local authorities to choose to apply a levy on visitors staying overnight. It will also seeks views on the balance between national consistency and local autonomy, as well as a number of other related issues.
In particular, the consultation seeks views to ensure that the legislation:
- supports the continuing success of the tourism industry in Scotland;
- provides the powers that are needed for local authorities to respond to local pressures;
- minimises the administrative and compliance burdens for those affected.
The consultation document builds on the evidence gathered from the National Discussion, setting out considerations relating to particular aspects of establishing a visitor levy alongside questions relevant to each section.
The consultation will run until midnight on 2 December 2019.