Lord Bourne

Lord Bourne was appointed joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office on 27 October 2017. He holds this role jointly with his Parliamentary Under Secretary of State role at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, which he started on 8 January 2018.

Previously he held this role at the Department for Communities and Local Government, from 17 July 2016 to January 2018.

He has been a member of the Lords since September 2013.

“I am delighted to be speaking at the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) annual industry conference.

“The Government supports the sharing economy and all the benefits that it brings. Short term lettings enable households to earn additional income by renting out their under used accommodation, as well as promoting economic growth from tourism by increasing the amount of competitively priced accommodation available.

“The STAA is an excellent example of the sector coming together to promote best practice and drive up standards within the industry, and we very much support and encourage their good work. The STAA provides a forum for cooperation between online home sharing providers to address policy and regulatory challenges, which helps local authorities enforce existing legislation. It very much hope that the whole of the industry now works together to support the STAA’s aims and objectives.”