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Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are an American idea that has been imported into the UK with one or two modifications.

The basic idea is that businesses can decide on a package of measures they think their area needs and then vote on whether they want to pay for them or not. If the majority vote yes (and they represent over half of the rateable value of the businesses that vote) in a formal referendum, the money is collected as an extra levy on their Uniform Business Rates (UBR) and it is ring-fenced and cannot be used for anything else.

The actual area is determined by the enthusiasm of businesses to support a BID and the Business Forum is surveying businesses and holding focus groups to find out which areas are potential Business Improvement Districts.

For a video of BID projects click here

This page will keep interested parties updated as we gather more information and BIDs start to take shape.

Business Improvement Districts

  • Brighton and Hove
    Peter Blake live raffle draw in aid of local school 20 September 2017
    Brighton City Centre Vacancy Rate Half The National Average 30 June 2017

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    20 September 2017
    Peter Blake live raffle draw in aid of local school 20 September 2017
    Rampion reaches major milestone as the final turbine is installed 20 September 2017
    Virgin StartUp Meetup Brighton 14 September 2017
    The future of the workplace 12 September 2017
    NSAFS Certificate in Leadership and Management 7 September 2017
    Greater Brighton chiefs welcome the British Science Festival to town 4 September 2017
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    Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - Understanding Airport Based Business Procurement 31 August 2017
    BTN BikeShare goes live on September 1 31 August 2017
    10,000 Small Businesses Open for Winter 2018 Cohort 31 August 2017
    Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief consultation 31 August 2017
    Business Leaders Lunch with Beverly Sawyers 31 August 2017
    Brighton Digital Festival announces 2017 programme 31 August 2017
    Exporting products and services to Asia 30 August 2017
    Sustainability in Action 30 August 2017
    Free online leadership and management training for SME employers 30 August 2017
    The LoveLocalTalent Conference has landed 30 August 2017
    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership announce European Social Fund (ESF) calls 30 August 2017
    Port searches for local talent 16 August 2017
    New workspace in Hove 15 August 2017
    Old Brighton Met site to be converted to residential 8 August 2017
    Circus Street development begins 7 August 2017
    Free Dr Bikes for Businesses and Organisations in Brighton & Hove 4 August 2017
    2017 Brighton and Hove Business Awards Shortlist Revealed 3 August 2017
    Queens Road shop loses its off licence. 2 August 2017
    £1.8 Million 'Start-Up Series' Equity Fund Opens New Investment Round 2 August 2017
    Shoreham Port Revised Masterplan Out now 2 August 2017
    Desperate shortage of office space 2 August 2017
    Bagelman rewards customers who embrace the new paperless loyalty card with free bagels 31 July 2017
    IKEA moves a step closer 25 July 2017
    Data Protection law is changing 21 July 2017
    Sussex and Brighton Universities put forward a boundary-pushing programme for the British Science Festival 2017 20 July 2017
    Greater Brighton leaders make Brighton Main Line investment a priority 20 July 2017
    Royal Patron for children's charity 14 July 2017
    Rampion windfarm hits half way mark 12 July 2017
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