Council Leader welcomes Scottish Government's Tourist Tax consultation announcement

Council Leader, Cllr Adam McVey comments on today's events.

“This is a very welcome announcement and will help provide a national context for Edinburgh’s policy and will work alongside the detailed engagement we have carried out in recent months as well as our forthcoming citywide consultation. We have always acknowledged the need for legislation in taking this forward but we as a Council have also maintained the need to develop our own plans to make sure it’s not just any TVL but the right TVL for Edinburgh, taking account of our local circumstances.

“Edinburgh has one of the highest occupancy rates in Europe with a growing demand for hotels in the city and I hope our local circumstances will be reflected in the national conversation. 

“Over the last few months we’ve heard a range of views from the industry, key stakeholders, residents and tourists themselves. I’m confident that by adopting the same inclusive approach nationally, the evidence in support of Edinburgh’s plans will continue to grow.” 

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