Business backs Edinburgh tourism tax

By Dan Peters | 22 November 2018

Seven out of 10 Edinburgh businesses back plans for a tourism tax in the city, a survey has found.

Amid growing calls for a levy in Scotland, where the Government is consulting on the benefits of enabling councils to charge tourist taxes, the survey of 200 businesses by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce also found that support varied between industries – from 50% in the hospitality sector to 93% in the third sector.

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