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 every single business no matter how small, with the big businesses paying proportionately less. The small businesses pay 4.8% of the RV while bigger business pay as little as 1% or less, according to their business plan. But even some of the larger businesses are complaining because they say the BID is not benefiting them. And some companies are exempt from the BID levy altogether.
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