Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Policy and Strategy Committee

Policy and Strategy Committee meeting earlier this morning ... all the papers can be accessed here, with the main agenda here.

Most debate actually centred around the Transient Visitor Levy (bed tax) report, full text of which you can see here.
Believe it or not, there was broad agreement that a bed tax is the right solution for Edinburgh - with cross-Party agreement that it was a sensible way forward, with all political parties (expect the Conservatives) backing the policy.
Yet the local SNP and Lib-Dems - despite vocally backing the fact that the policy should be pursued - where unwilling to take the case directly to the Scottish Government?
There must be an election on the horizon :-(

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