Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment
An island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considering the potential impact of the introduction of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill on island communities.
Step 5 – Recommendation
A full Islands Community Impact Assessment is NOT required.
In preparing the ICIA, I have formed an opinion that our policy, strategy or service is NOT likely to have an effect on an island community which is significantly different from its effect on other communities (including other island communities). The VL is a discretionary power for local authorities to use if they so wish. In doing so, a local authority will have to comply with its duties under the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. Proposed national guidance, developed in partnership with local government and the tourism industry, will also assist local authorities in considering the needs of island communities in the design of a VL scheme.
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