Edinburgh Tourist Tax

harryb replied on 11/01/2019 16:38

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:38

Has anyone else heard about the proposed tourist tax to be set by Edinburgh council. Apparently it will cover all types of accommodation so will affect the Edinburgh club site. The proposed fee is £2 per head which seems very steep.

We are used to paying this type of tax in France but that is generally only a few cents

Cornersteady replied on 11/01/2019 16:51

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:46 by WayTwoGo

According to the BBC News web page, the proposed tax will be £2 per room, per night or alternatively, 2% of the room rate.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46797446

 

 

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:51

interesting isn't it? will the club site be outside this geographically) as it's not city centre, and will it be £2 per outfit or 2% of the fee, will it apply to caravan/MH? 

If so that's an extra £14 per week? 

Wherenext replied on 11/01/2019 16:54

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:54

Not surprised. Been considered by a number of cities.

Even day trippers will be caught in Venice where they are intending to charge 10 euros per day! 

Will be interesting to see which cities in UK introduce a charge  bearing in mind some city centres, although not Edinburgh, are struggling.

Tinwheeler replied on 11/01/2019 16:55

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:55

In the case of camping and caravanning sites, presumably we'd be looking at 2% of our site fees which doesn't amount to very much. More admin and aggro for site operators, though, especially CL owners.

Wonder if they’ll find a way to make wildcampers pay?

 

Wherenext replied on 11/01/2019 16:58

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:58

I must admit that if I'm bringing revenue into a city then I resent having to be charged to do so. Bit like shops charging you an entrance fee as their overheads have increased.