What is a Business Improvement District (BID)?

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are areas where local businesses have voted to improve their local environment through new projects and extra services.

Local businesses pay a mandatory BID levy to fund things like:

  • marketing, promotions and events
  • town centre management
  • physical improvements
  • additional street cleaning

They pay this levy on top of their business rates.

Page last updated: 17 January 2024

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