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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
    Brighton City Centre Vacancy Rates continue to fall 28 January 2015

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    26 May 2015
    Gett expands in to Brighton
    22 May 2015
    Taxi licencing consultation now open 20 May 2015
    Statement from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership 19 May 2015
    Redevelopment of Circus Street takes a step forward 18 May 2015
    Rampion Offshore Wind Farm receives £1.3bn green light from E.ON and UK Green Investment Bank 15 May 2015
    Brighton i360 restores West Pier toll booths 11 May 2015
    Health social network gets £825,000 investment 11 May 2015
    Development Studies at Sussex ranked first in the world 7 May 2015
    Brighton house price update 2015 Q1 6 May 2015
    Sky Lantern in The Lanes 6 May 2015
    LEP poaches star player 26 April 2015
    Hippodrome stalled 26 April 2015
    New Economic Partnership executive director appointed. 26 April 2015
    Tree thwarts Brighton College expansion plans 23 April 2015
    Boomtown 20 April 2015
    Millions of square metres of office space lost 10 April 2015
    The UK's leading economic expert comes to Shoreham 10 April 2015
    A big chunk of North Street on the market for £50m. 10 April 2015
    Astoria sold for residential redevelopment 28 March 2015
    Funding agreed for Brighton bike scheme 26 March 2015
    Lewes-Uckfield rail line re-re-re-revisited [again] 26 March 2015
    £7m for research centre 18 March 2015
    Top Sussex Chef and Centerplate collaborate at Brighton i360 16 March 2015
    B Corp breakfast 16 March 2015
    Major Brighton employer supports National Apprenticeship Week 14 March 2015
    The Brighton John Lewis jigsaw 13 March 2015
    Over 200 businesses signed up to the Living Wage 12 March 2015
    Brighton scoops top prize 10 March 2015
    Will the weak Euro wreck Brighton's summer holiday? 8 March 2015
    Brighton Uni Vice Chancellor to retire 8 March 2015
    Economic Partnership supports demolition of listed building 8 March 2015
    Plans for Peter Pan 5 March 2015
    Work-life unbalanced 4 March 2015 among UK's Best Jobs Boards 4 March 2015
    Brighton in the top ten again 3 March 2015
    Top 5 stories in February 27 February 2015
    Free video games application workshop 26 February 2015
    Brighton house price update 2014 Q4 26 February 2015
    HMRC's RTI late filing grace period expires soon 26 February 2015
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