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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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    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
    Workspace will be the regulator of the Brighton economy 25 February 2015
    The top and bottom of Brighton 24 February 2015
    Twitter can get you sacked 21 February 2015
    Another cracking scheme from Hyde 20 February 2015
    i360 work advances [upwards] 20 February 2015
    Metro Bank opens in Brighton 20 February 2015
    Developers chosen as preferred bidders for 450 homes in neighbouring Lewes. 19 February 2015
    New interim principle for City College 17 February 2015
    Inflation in freefall? 16 February 2015
    Sussex Learning Network secures funding to help more young people access higher education 14 February 2015
    Digital driving growth 14 February 2015
    Schizophrenic attitude to obesity 14 February 2015
    Top 5 stories in January 2015 13 February 2015
    Crime Reduction Partnership accreditation scheme for mobile support services 13 February 2015
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