1. What's the purpose and scope of the group?
The group will develop guidance and best practice for local authorities on elements of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill. This will ensure the new discretionary power works for both businesses and communities.
They will also encourage and support joint working with local authorities and the tourism industry. This will be on matters around the introduction of a visitor levy.
With regards to the bill, the group will provide guidance about provisions or parts of it as determined by the group members. This includes any agreed amendments.
With regards to the implementation of the visitor levy, the group will provide guidance about any provision or part of the bill. This includes any agreed amendments. They do so to help a local authority understand how a visitor levy will be implemented in their area.
The group will not consider matters unrelated to the provisions in the bill or any potential amendments or changes to the bill.
They will determine the work plan and structure they wish to follow to deliver the guidance and best practice.