Business Improvement Districts

The current and proposed Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Bristol.

Business Improvement Districts are partnerships set up to improve particular commercial areas.

Businesses in the area pay a percentage of their rateable value on top of their business rates to fund projects which benefit local businesses. 

You have to pay a small levy on top of your business rates in our Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in:

  • Bedminster
  • Broadmead
  • Cater Business Park
  • City Centre
  • Clifton Village
  • Gloucester Road

A Business Improvement District can charge this levy for up to five years.

Current Business Improvement Districts

How much extra you have to pay

Bedminster

The Bedminster Business Improvement District started on 1 May 2013 and will run for five years.

Properties pay an extra 1.5% of their rateable value. You have to pay whether or not the property is occupied.

The BID levy is based on a ‘chargeable day’ basis and is paid in full in advance by the occupier on 1 November of each year.

For further information visit the Bedminster BID website or contact the BID below:

Email: business@bedminster.org.uk

Tel: 0780 179 0645    

Broadmead

The Broadmead Business Improvement District started on 1 November 2013 and will run for five years.

Properties within the Galleries pay an extra 0.75% of their rateable value and properties outside the Galleries pay 1.5% of their rateable value. You have to pay whether or not the property is occupied.

The BID levy is based on a ‘chargeable day’ basis and is paid in full in advance by the occupier on 1 November of each year.

see the Broadmead annual report (pdf, 5.3MB) (opens new window)

To find out more visit the Broadmead BID website or contact the BID below:

email: jo@broadmeadbid.co.uk

phone: 0117 925 7053

Cater Business Park

The Cater Business Park Business Improvement District started on 1 May 2017 and will run for five years.

Between 1 May 2017 and 31 October 2018 properties pay an extra 2.5% of their rateable value.

You have to pay whether or not the property is occupied.

The BID levy is based on a ‘chargeable day’ basis and is paid in full in advance by the occupier on 1 November of each year. 

For more information see the Cater BID notes (pdf, 199k) (opens new window) .

To find out more view the Cater Business Park website or contact the BID below:

email: mknight@cbtg.demon.co.uk

phone: 0117 978 3654

City Centre 

The Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District started on 1 November 2017 and will run for five years.

Most properties pay an extra 1.5% of their rateable value. You have to pay whether or not the property is occupied.

The BID levy is based on a ‘chargeable day’ basis and is paid in full in advance by the occupier on 1 November of each year.

View Bristol City Centre BID’s billing leaflet (pdf, 87k) (opens new window) .

For further information visit the Bristol City Centre BID website or contact the BID below:

email: keith@bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk

phone: 0117 946 2215

Clifton Village

The Clifton Village Business Improvement District started on 1 November 2017 and will run for five years.

Most properties pay an extra 1.5% of their rateable value. You have to pay whether or not the property is occupied.

The BID levy is based on a ‘chargeable day’ basis and is paid in full in advance by the occupier on 1 November of each year. 

View the Clifton Village BID annual leaflet (pdf, 1.3MB) (opens new window) .

For further information vistit the Clifton Village BID website or contact the BID below:

email:  info@bidcliftonvillage.co.uk 

or holly@bidcliftonvillage.co.uk

Gloucester Road

The Gloucester Road Business Improvement District started on 1 May 2014 and will run for five years.

Properties pay an extra 2% of their rateable value. You have to pay whether or not the property is occupied.

The BID levy is based on a ‘chargeable day’ basis and is paid in full in advance by the occupier on 1 November of each year.

View the Gloucester Road BID annual leaflet (pdf, 739k) (opens new window) .

Find out more by visiting the Gloucester Road BID website or contact the BID below:

email: grbidoffice@gmail.com