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The Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers (ASSC) and the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK (PASC UK) have commissioned Frontline Consultants to carry out an Economic Impact Assessment of the Self-Catering Industry in the UK; this will update the previous assessment conducted in Scotland in 2017. 

The impact assessment has been kindly supported with substantial sponsorship from SuperControl. Established in 2007, SuperControl is an all-in-one booking and property management system created to defend and grow self-catering businesses. Committed to helping self-caterers to thrive, SuperControl has worked closely with PASC UK and ASSC for several years.  As specialists in the UK market, SuperControl is a pioneer within the sector, continually working for the greater good of the self-catering industry.

PASC UK (The professional Association of Self-Caterers UK) was formed in 2017 and is already the foremost Self-Catering Association in England and Wales. Initially formed to lobby for a level playing field for operators and to address key issues such as Business Rates and the lack of Inheritance Tax Relief, the Covid crisis has seen the organisation grow substantially and become a key support service to the sector. The weekly newsletter is provided free to any self-catering business.

Founded in 1978, the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. It has more than 1,200 Members, operating in excess of 15,000 self-catering properties throughout Scotland, from city centre apartments, to rural cottages, to lodges and chalets, to castles. The ASSC commits its members to maintaining the principles of “quality, integrity, cleanliness, comfort, courtesy and efficiency” and to offering visitors to Scotland consistently high standards within their self-catering properties. The ASSC’s vision is to place our members at the forefront of a professional, vibrant and prosperous Scottish self-catering sector.

The study will consider the economic impact of all visits made to self-catering providers in the UK and will provide a country by country and area by area breakdown of this expenditure.  It will:
·        assess expenditure by property-owners and managers, and visitors in the local economy
·        provide an independent, evidence-based, understanding of the direct and indirect economic impact/contribution of the self-catering sector in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England
·        estimate the full-time equivalent jobs supported by the sector
·        assess the impact of COVID

As part of this research we would like you to take up to 20 minutes to complete this online questionnaire.

All of the information you provide will be kept confidential and the figures in our report will be aggregated and will not be attributable to your business.

Many thanks,

Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive, Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers (ASSC)
Alistair Handyside MBE, Chair, Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC UK)

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