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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
    The 2016-2021 BID Renewal Business Plan published 18 February 2016

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    Wedding Cake demolition commences 30 April 2016
    Peter Pan Playground redevelopment 23 April 2016
    Queen's Award 22 April 2016
    Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus regeneration plans revealed 21 April 2016
    City College redevelopment 18 April 2016
    Shoreham Port's Chief Executive elected as the new Chairman of the British Ports Association 18 April 2016
    City Council begin consultation on Gambling Policy 15 April 2016
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    Brighton Chamber to deliver the fifth instalment of Ride the Wave 8 April 2016
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    Apprenticeships In Sussex Website Gets A Makeover 25 March 2016
    Hove Library to relocate to Hove Museum 24 March 2016
    Hotel conversion into residential 24 March 2016
    City College and Northbrook explore potential to merge 23 March 2016
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    Top university 22 March 2016
    New England House redevelopment plans stalled 18 March 2016
    City businesses sign up to 1000 apprenticeships in 1000 days plan 16 March 2016
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    Economic Partnership Elects New Vice Chair 24 February 2016
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    Fury as £16m Amex Stadium hotel plans are rejected 18 February 2016
    The 2016-2021 BID Renewal Business Plan published 16 February 2016
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