SLTA voices concern over Scottish visitor levy proposals

Monday, January 22, 2024
The SLTA (Scottish Licensed Trade Association) has voiced deep concern over the Scottish Government’s tourist tax proposals after the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill passed its first legislative hurdle at Holyrood yesterday. Colin Wilkinson, SLTA managing director, said he welcomed Public Finance Minister Tom Arthur’s pledge to hold talks with tourism and hospitality businesses and local government to explore how to develop the scheme but warned that its implementation would be yet another burden on a hard-pressed sector.