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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21443: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how the submissions that have been made to its National Discussion on Transient Visitor (Tourist) Taxes in Scotland will inform its plan to legislate for a transient visitor levy.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 26 February 2019

Our national discussion on the tourism tax ran from 23 November to 25 January. We undertook to publish anonymised readouts of the roundtable discussion sessions and the written evidence received, where correspondents have given us permission to do so.

The national discussion drew out important issues and concerns which will need to be considered through the upcoming formal consultation. That formal consultation will be taken forward in 2019, in a manner consistent with the Scottish Government’s approach to tax policy formulation and normal consultation for a bill.