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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

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    Brighton City Centre Vacancy Rates continue to fall 28 January 2015

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    Free Digital High Street Skills Course
    28 January 2015
    Brighton City Centre Vacancy Rates continue to fall 26 January 2015
    Brighton's Phase 5 Technology named Best Exporter in the south east 26 January 2015
    Adur & Worthing seeks a Head of Place & Investment 22 January 2015
    Economic Partnership job vacancy 20 January 2015
    Swedish gaming studio invests in Brighton 20 January 2015
    Argus gets a new editor [and looks for a new home] 18 January 2015
    How will H&M repent? 13 January 2015
    LEP grants lead to new jobs 13 January 2015
    Hippodrome plans up in the air 12 January 2015
    Crunch goes Uber 12 January 2015
    Sewer and Waste Treatment Tours 12 January 2015
    Raising Green Investment - Free Workshop 8 January 2015
    New board member for Coast to Capital LEP 7 January 2015
    Grants available to help you take on new staff 7 January 2015
    Skills: a black cat in a dark room that isn't really there! 6 January 2015
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    Build Green for construction firms 4 January 2015
    Hilton Manager leaving Brighton 4 January 2015
    Brighton in the top ranks of the regional start-up league 29 December 2014
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    Prospective King Alfred developers named 23 December 2014
    Small firms ignoring severe weather 19 December 2014
    Employers may have to regard obesity as a disability 17 December 2014
    University of Sussex appeals against planning decision to deny new student accommodation 17 December 2014
    Brighton's growth outstrips the nation 17 December 2014
    Small Brighton Estate Agent the best in the UK 15 December 2014
    Government funded business support make over 10 December 2014
    A New West Pier? 9 December 2014
    Business Crime Reduction Partnerships at the heart of new business crime strategy 9 December 2014
    Bricklayers and lorry drivers in demand and short supply 8 December 2014
    Hollingdean Road student accommodation recommended for approval 5 December 2014
    Never mind the electricity, the visitor centre is the real prize 5 December 2014
    Local authority investment in tourism 5 December 2014
    Council presents draft budget to business community 5 December 2014
    Edgeley Green waste heat funding 3 December 2014
    Autumn Statement 2014 29 November 2014
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