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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 rate continues to fall 15 December 2016

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    19 January 2017
    Rob Smyth appointed Sales Director at Ideal
    18 January 2017
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    Court Farm housing development approved. 13 January 2017
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    Brighton City Centre vacancy rate continues to fall 8 December 2016
    Anston House could be demolished at last 2 December 2016
    New C2C Growth Deal funding launched 23 November 2016
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    Autumn Statement 2016 21 November 2016
    PwC calls for a rethink on quarterly tax returns 21 November 2016
    Government grants itself 15% leeway on incorrect business rates bills 20 November 2016
    City College maintains its Ofsted 'Good' status. 18 November 2016
    Northbrook/City College merger news 18 November 2016
    Sky Lantern gets planning permission 16 November 2016
    £100 million joint housing venture under scrutiny 16 November 2016
    House Price Update 2016 Q2 11 November 2016
    Foundation installation completed on schedule at Rampion 9 November 2016
    Consulting employers and employees about their childcare needs 9 November 2016
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    Renewed plans to build homes on South Downs border. 19 October 2016
    One Public Estate [OPE] project gets £597,000 of government funding. 18 October 2016
    Brighton day tripper numbers decline markedly 18 October 2016
    Preston Park Hotel to be converted into flats. 17 October 2016
    City College Brighton and Northbrook College to merge 17 October 2016
    Rent Smart Website launched to support city tenants 12 October 2016
    Domestic & General announce 29 new jobs 7 October 2016
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    FDI boost 28 September 2016
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