Call for evidence: tourist accommodation registration scheme

The UK government has launched a call for evidence as part of its Tourism Recovery Plan, which seeks to explore the benefits and challenges posed by the rise in short-term and holiday letting in England. The Tourism Recovery plan is designed to help the tourism industry recover from the pandemic and move towards an innovative, resilient model.

While tourism is back in full swing, it has prompted a range of concerns, including the impact of holiday lets on the housing market and health and safety. This has led some countries to introduce tourist registration schemes.

The call for evidence contains 12 questions and will help the government decide whether further regulation is necessary. It is designed to gain insight on:

Responses can be made by anyone and must be submitted by 21 September 2022.

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