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Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill

The Bill aims to allow a visitor levy, a type of fee or tax, to be charged on overnight stays in some types of accommodation. Section 4 of the Bill explains what types of accommodation these could be. This means that a certain amount of money would be paid to the local authority every time someone stayed overnight in accommodation like a hotel, bed and breakfast or holiday cottage (unless it is the place where the person usually lives). Each local authority would be able to decide if it wanted to introduce a charge and what the level of the charge should be. 

The Bill is at Stage 3


Contents


Stage 3 - Final changes and vote

MSPs can propose further “amendments” (changes) to the Bill. MSPs decide on each of these. Finally, they debate and vote on whether to pass the Bill.

The Bill is at Stage 3

Debate on the proposed amendments

MSPs can propose further “amendments” (changes) to the Bill. Amendments are “selected” (chosen for debate) by the Presiding Officer. MSPs then debate and decide on the amendments.

Documents with the amendments to be considered at the meeting held on 28 May 2024 

Video and Official Report will be added following the meeting.

Final version of the Bill

The final version of the Bill will be published following Stage 3 proceedings.

Motion ref. S6M-13349

Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill

  • Submitted by: Tom Arthur, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13349
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Motion ref. S6M-13356

Stage 3 Timetable

  • Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13356
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 28 May 2024