PASC UK advocates for professional self-caterers, addressing threats like registration schemes leveraging strong connections for action.
Green Economy Wales spoke with Alistair Handyside MBE, Executive Chair of The Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK about the opportunities and challenges his members are facing on their sustainability journey.
The Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK sole purpose is to lobby the Government on behalf of professional self-caterers. These are small businesses where the self-catering business is a primary income stream for the owners. There are currently some serious threats to this sector, including poorly implemented statutory registration schemes and the lack of a level playing field across the sector, in terms of both regulation and taxation. Most of these are caused by Government action – or lack of. PASC UK is well connected and well-placed to try and address such issues.
Why Join PASC UK?
Joining PASC UK will give the professional self-caterer access to a wide range of sector specific information. This will include the taxation and regulatory landscape in which they work as well as business challenges and issues.
A professional team lobbying on your behalf to try achieve a fairer balance of taxation and regulation for the professional self-catering sector.
They have PR and lobbying partners to assist us in carrying out this role.
With over 1,100 members; representing over 50,000 short term letting properties between in the UK, PASC UK is well connected to lobby on your behalf with regular meetings with Government Officials and Ministers.