Edinburgh City Council
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.
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.
Concentration of Edinburgh Airbnbs 4 times greater than London or Paris
According to Edinburgh City Council figures, there is now one Airbnb listing for every 54 Edinburgh residents
EDINBURGH has a higher concentration of Airbnb listings than London, Paris or New York, it has been revealed.
Decision over controversial Edinburgh flat-building plan rests with Scottish Government as locals remain powerless
Property developer Dandara, which is appealing a decision by Edinburgh City Council to reject its application to build new flats in Corstorphine, has refused to meet with local residents who oppose the plan
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build new high-rise flats in Corstorphine now rest in the hands of the Scottish Government, as property developers Dandara take advantage of a right of appeal that local residents do not enjoy.
Proposals to transform Edinburgh's local transport system could make it 'among the greatest cities in Europe', environmentalists say
Plans to prioritise walking and cycling could put Edinburgh “amongst the greatest cities in Europe,” say Friends of the Earth Scotland
PROPOSALS under consideration to radically transform the transport system of Edinburgh have been welcomed by environmentalists and the Scottish Greens.
Edinburgh Council accused of colluding with commercial interests as children are blocked from playing football in public park
Community group Edinburgh Helping Hands pledges that “working class kids will not be excluded from their own green public spaces by commercial, profit making interests”
EDINBURGH CITY COUNCIL has been accused of colluding with commercial interests after denying children access to a public park to take part in free football sessions organised by a volunteer community group.
First Minister questioned on high rents at #FMQs as new data reveals Edinburgh is a landlords paradise
New research by Totally Money shows Edinburgh is one of the best places in the UK at the moment to be a buy-to-let landlord
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon faced questions about what she would do about rent rises in Edinburgh at First Minister’s Questions today [21 June], as an SNP MSP highlighted new data showing Edinburgh is one of the best places in the UK to be a buy-to-let landlord.
Revealed: ‘Unreasonable’ red tape on rent caps could see 3 year delay on applications
Shelter Scotland report in March found it would be a “very big ask” for councils to introduce Rent Pressure Zones and it could take “upwards of three years” to make an application
THE demands placed on local authorities to gather precise data to facilitate a rent pressure zone (RPZ) are “unreasonable” and the responsibility should instead fall on the Scottish Government, advocates for rent controls have argued.
Edinburgh Fair Fringe Campaign: New code of practice “does little” to ensure improved pay & conditions
New guidelines from Edinburgh City Council criticised as voluntary and tied to a “fake” Living Wage
A NEW SET OF GUIDELINES for employers and venues participating in the Edinburgh festival season have been criticised by a representative of the Fair Fringe campaign for its voluntary nature, its lack of detail over how it would be enforced and its commitment to an insufficient Living Wage.