Business Improvement Districts

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
  • Redcliffe and Temple

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

Current Business Improvement Districts

Bedminster

The Bedminster BID started on 1 November 2018 and will run for five years.

Most properties pay an extra 2% of their rateable value.

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 latest Bedminster BID billing leaflet (pdf, 484KB) (opens new window)

To find out more:

Broadmead

The Broadmead Business Improvement District started on 1 November 2018 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 latest Broadmead BID billing leaflet (pdf, 299KB) (opens new window) .

To find out more:

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 latest Cater BID billing letter (pdf, 257KB) (opens new window) .

To find out more:

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, 3.7MB) (opens new window) .

For more information:

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, 2.8MB) (opens new window) .

For more information:

Proposed Business Improvement Districts

Redcliffe and Temple Business Improvement District ballot

The ballot for the Redcliffe and Temple Business Improvement District was held on 15 April 2021.

The ballot was conducted by post by the Independent Scrutineer, Civica Election Services of 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW.

The proposal to establish a Business Improvement District for Redcliffe and Temple is approved.

A majority of the business ratepayers in the proposed BID area who voted, voted in favour of the proposal, both by aggregate rateable value and numbers voting.

The Redcliffe and Temple BID will run from 1 June 2021 to 31 October 2025.

See the types of election and election results page for the Redcliffe and Temple BID ballot of notice and ballot result.