It is wonderful to see the support from Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
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The key to your local stay
Christmas and New Year – it is an exciting period when friends and families are gathering together, and there is magic in the air. It’s hard to not feel happier and inspired around the holidays, when we’re surrounded by love and joy wherever we go.
The sharing economy is the next railroadThe sharing economy is transformational for society, just as railroads were over a century ago. It is a move from a centralised and hierarchical society to a decentralised society – but at scale. This is a fundamental shift creating flexible opportunities for more people and changing the principles of asset ownership.
The Evening Standard highlights an emerging trend. Increasingly Londoners are seeing the benefits of opening their homes to guests. Renting an extra room is a great way to achieve that, and even more exciting is the opportunity to rent your whole home when you aren’t living there yourself (traveling for work, holiday or staying at your partner’s place) which generates far more income per night.
Sound like a lot of hassle? It can be, which is why a service that manages everything for you so you can come to a freshly clean home, with the safety and security of someone looking after your home and your guests while you are away might be the right answer for you to reap the rewards of this opportunity which is growing in popularity!
Evening Standard: ‘Turn your spare room into money spinner’
By Steve Lodge on 30 September 2015
We have always been asked how we chose the key to your local story and what is the link between our homeowners and guests.
We gave a rapid-fire pitch thanks to StrategyEyeDigital, and it was so interesting to be part of a discussion about the future of the travel industry alongside long-established companies in the business.
Some exciting property letting news!
Starting from April 2016 home owners can earn tax-free up to £7,500 for letting out their place – announced by Guardian.
We are waiting for further information from gov.uk and will share with you any update we have!
We are often asked when you can expect to receive your Under The Doormat doormat (no words, as we want to keep it classy). Now is the perfect time to place them on your doorstep!
UnderTheDoormat is now among 20+ members of a new UK trade body that will represent the UK’s growing sharing economy!
SEUK is an important milestone for the growing industry which comes as a result of the government report in November.
As stated on the website SEUK will strive to champion the sector, ensure it is represented it at its best practice and will act as a single voice of the industry.
It is exciting as a business to be a part of shaping the industry from the start, everything from insurance, to tax policy to health and safety standards. Our goal is to work to set the benchmark high and to represent best practice in the way UnderTheDoormat operates.
Our approach is to be open in sharing the processes we have already developed and continue to improve as well as the knowledge and experience in our team as we believe there is more to be gained from sharing and helping to create a strong industry with consistently good standards in place than a holding our cards close to our chest.
UnderTheDoormat signed the Code of the Conduct that ‘provides a clear framework of values and principles that members are expected to follow. This Code of Conduct was designed to enhance the operation, image and reputation of the sharing economy industry.’
We are attending an upcoming meeting on tax policy with HMRC to encourage the government to consider extending the Rent a Room scheme to cover all sharing economy activities as well as increasing the threshold. The IoD has recommended a threshold of £10k in their December report.
Being a member also means that UnderTheDoormat will be working together with SEUK members to ‘develop a kitemark for responsible sharing practice’ so customers can see which companies are working to the agreed standards.
We look after our customers and we are confident that we can bring a lot of innovative solutions in the development of the sharing economy in the UK and hopefully internationally.