The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently launched a consultation regarding Short Term Holiday Lets which can be seen here: (the DCMS call for evidence closes on 21st September 2022).
Although this call for evidence is open to everyone, the government is particularly interested in hearing from
- hosts operating in the short-term and holiday letting market
- guest accommodation businesses, including digital peer-to-peer platforms that market letting opportunities, short-term and holiday let service companies and those operating other guest accommodation business models
- enforcement agencies, including the Fire and Rescue Service, the police and local authorities
- representative bodies, organisations and groups, including destination management organisations
How to respond
The best way to respond to this call for evidence is by completing the online response form:
A full list of questions is at Annex B.
Alternatively you can email answers to the call for evidence questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you use the mailbox, please seek to limit your response to no more than 6 pages. If you do go beyond 6 pages please provide an executive summary. Within your response please make clear where any data you are providing is market sensitive.
This call for evidence is intended to be an entirely written exercise. Please contact email@example.com if you require any other format (e.g. braille or large font).
This call for evidence will run for 12 weeks, closing on 21 September 2022. The government intends to publish a summary of responses later in 2022.
As a general point of principle when responding to this call for evidence, the more detailed, quantitative evidence you are able to provide the better. Quantitative data will assist with producing robust estimates of the costs and benefits of any policy responses.