Tourism businesses backs Edinburgh tourist tax in consultation, despite industry lobby opposition
85 per cent of respondents issued strong support for the proposals, with nine per cent strongly opposed.
A MAJORITY of businesses and accommodation providers have backed proposals for a tourist tax in an Edinburgh City Council consultation, in contradiction to the tourist industry lobby which has made high-profile attempts to oppose the plans.
‘We want to see a fightback’: Protests greet Edinburgh Universal Credit roll-out
Universal Credit claimants in the capital won’t receive their first payment until the New Year, while the City of Edinburgh Council has already set aside £3m to mitigate the effects of the new system
UNIVERSAL CREDIT (UC), the widely criticised new system at the heart of Tory welfare reforms, began its roll-out in Edinburgh today [28 November], eliciting a storm of protest from opposition politicians and local activists.
Concerns raised for a second time over use of unpaid labour at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
Trade union official says Underbelly’s recruitment of ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act
THE USE of unpaid volunteer labour by Underbelly, the Edinburgh Fringe venue and event organiser behind Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party, contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act, it has been claimed as recruitment for ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ at this year’s celebration gets underway.
‘Nae Nazis’: Steven Bannon protest sees activist arrested
As the former Trump strategist speaks to the BBC, protest organisers claim police threatened them with arrest for holding anti-Nazi signs
PROTESTS against the presence of Steve Bannon, the far-right former strategist to US President Donald Trump, at a BBC hosted media conference in Edinburgh saw one activist arrested for “threatening and abusive behaviour”, with protest organisers claiming that police had threatened those holding anti-Nazi signs with further arrests.
Edinburgh Council requests review of rent cap legislation after report finds its not fit for purpose
The regular turnover of private sector tenancies in Edinburgh means it “is unlikely that a rent pressure zone would benefit many current private sector renters”, report finds
A REPORT by Edinburgh City Council has found that the Scottish Government’s Rent Pressure Zones have not been designed in a way that will work effectively, leading to the Council to request that the Scottish Government reviews the policy.