The following details about the Stakeholder Working Group set up to look at the Short-term Lets legislation:
1. Members of the group and which sector or area of business they represent on the group.
2. Dates on which they are meeting.
3. The person who is chair of the group.
4. A copy of the working group's written instructions/directive.
5. When the group is to conclude its work and who it will report to.
The answers to your specific questions are:
Members of the group and which sector or area of business they represent on the group
The list of members and organisations represented on the group can be found here: Short-Term Lets Stakeholder Working Group - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).
Dates on which they are meeting
The working group first met on 18 February, and will next meet on 17 March. No further meeting dates have been agreed with the working group at present, but 13 May has been suggested.
The person who is chair of the group
The working group is chaired by Andrew Mott, More Homes Division, Scottish Government.
A copy of the working group's written instructions/directive
Terms of reference for the working group can be found here: Short Term Lets Working Group minutes and papers: February 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).
When the group is to conclude its work and who it will report to
The working group will meet for as long as it is needed. Subject to the outcome of the election, this Government intends to re-lay the Licensing Order alongside draft guidance in June. It may be useful for the working group to meet after June if there is significant work to finalise the guidance or if it is helpful to prepare for implementation.
Ownership of the guidance documents rests with the Scottish Government and the final decisions on the guidance and any changes to legislation rest with the Scottish Ministers.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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