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
  • Gloucester Road

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

Upcoming Business Improvement District ballot

Gloucester Road Business Improvement District

The ballot for Gloucester Road Business Improvement District is on Thursday 14 March 2019.

Ballot papers will be sent to voters by Thursday 14 February 2019. 

They must be returned no later than 5pm Thursday 14 March 2019.

See the Gloucester Road Business Improvement District ballot notice (pdf, 111KB) (opens new window)

For more information on the BID visit the Bristol's Independent District website or contact Anne-Louise Perez, BID Manager:

For more information about the BID ballot email electoral.services@bristol.gov.uk.

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 business plan (pdf, 8.2MB) (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, 195KB) (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, 344KB) (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, 273KB) (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, 556KB) (opens new window) .

For more information:

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 billing leaflet (pdf, 879KB) (opens new window) .

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

email: grbidoffice@gmail.com