Fife Tourism Partnership

Visitor Levy Bill - Call for Evidence

27 June 2023

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 –

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 –

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

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