- St Ives group critical of Cornish BID proposal Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:32:28 +0000
- Against BIDs Facebook group takes off Sun, 01 Dec 2013 19:39:43 +0000
- Traders in South Queensferry BID are refusing to pay levy Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:22:14 +0000
- Businesses on Mull, Iona and Ulva reject business improvement district Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:18:30 +0000
- Glasgow traders want out after BID flops Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:00:22 +0000
Author Archives: no2bids
A new group has set up in opposition to a business improvement district (BID) in St Ives, Cornwall. A Facebook Page — The BID Debate, St Ives — is taking a critical stance on the proposed BID.
We had a very nice email from the Against BID Facebook group saying they found our site very useful and wanted to thank us. We’re pleased to help and in return support them.
A number traders in a business improvement district in the Scottish town of South Queensferry are refusing to pay their BID levy because they believe the charge is too high and doesn’t return them enough benefits. The Queensferry Ambition BID charges … Continue reading
A proposal to establish a BID project on the Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland (http://www.mi-bid.co.uk/) was firmly rejected on the 21st March 2013. Aggregate Rateable Value: £1,934,440 Aggregate RV For the BID: £859,075 Aggregate RV Against: £729,370 Rateable … Continue reading
Traders in the Clarkston district of Glasgow want to end their BID after no improvement in three years. Jim Watt, who runs Cafe Roma with his son James, was served by sheriff’s officers on Monday with a £1300 bill for … Continue reading
A number of traders in Babbacombe, Torquay, in Devon say their BID was approved despite some traders not receiving ballot papers. The same traders say they would have voted against the BID if they had been given the chance. a … Continue reading
Sleaford businesses have rejected a proposal to renew the BID which was set up in 2007. A ballot in July 2012 in the Lincolnshire town rejected plans to renew the BID. The BBC reports that residents want to keep the … Continue reading
Firms in Carlisle city centre have not backed a proposal to set up a Business Improvement District. Most of the business ratepayers in the area who voted rejected the plan – although the majority of rateable value voted in favour, … Continue reading
The city of Cambridge is holding a ballot for a BID to cover the city centre. Businesses with a rateable value over £20,000 are being balloted in October 2012. There is a discussion on the BID from a blogger with … Continue reading
Is there any legal basis on which we can contest the BID levy? This was a question asked by someone who contacted us. There are some cases (can’t think of any at the moment) where a BID can be contested … Continue reading