Scottish Government Launch Tourist Tax Consultation

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a proposed bill which would allow Local Councils to impose a “Tourist Tax” on people staying overnight in accommodation while visiting Scotland.

The Scottish Government has proposed a new law which would allow local authorities to introduce an additional charge when someone pays for overnight accommodation.

The current proposal is that the levy will be will be calculated based on a percentage of the cost, with Councils being able to set each individual rate.

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee are looking at the details of the proposals, and want to know what people think about them.

Knowing your views will help them think about ways that could improve the proposed law, and whether the draft Bill should be passed into law by the whole Parliament.

You can complete the consultation and have your say online here. The consultation runs until 1st September 2023

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