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Accommodation sector

An accommodation business can be defined as a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes. This includes:

  • Businesses that provide accommodation for 'away from home' stays for work or leisure purposes.
  • Businesses that provide accommodation for short-term leisure and holiday purposes.

For the purpose of this scheme, the definition of an accommodation business excludes:

  • private dwellings
  • education accommodation
  • residential homes
  • care homes
  • residential family centres
  • beach huts

 Examples of businesses that fall within the definition of accommodation, include:

  • bed and breakfast accommodation
  • boarding houses
  • campsites
  • canal boats or other vessels
  • caravan parks
  • caravan sites and pitches
  • catered holiday homes
  • chalet parks
  • coaching inns
  • country house hotels
  • guest houses
  • holiday apartments, cottages or bungalows
  • holiday homes
  • hostels
  • hotels