Visitor Levy Bill - Call for Evidence
The lead committee appointed to scrutinise the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1, the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee has issued a Call for Evidence on the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill.
There are a variety of ways to respond to the consultation:
Brief and general comments – https://engage.parliament.scot/group/29673
Respondents can leave comments or upload video/audio responses under the following headings: The power to charge a visitor levy; impact on accommodation providers; types of overnight accommodation included in the Bill; the rate of the visitor levy; where and when the levy could apply; requirement to consultation on the introduction of a visitor levy; and money raised should be spent on services used by tourists.
Detailed response form – https://yourviews.parliament.scot/lghp/visitor-levy-bill/consultation/intro/
The detailed response form has 13 main questions. These include questions about views on the levy; impact on local areas; definitions used in the Bill; levy charging model; exemptions; requirements on local authorities concerning introducing a visitor levy scheme; requirements being made of businesses, admin burden and enforcement; use of the net proceeds of the scheme; regulations; and estimated costs in the BRIA.
The Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill and its accompanying documents can be accessed here: Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill – Bills (proposed laws) – Scottish Parliament | Scottish Parliament Website