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

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

Gloucester Road Business Improvement District

The eligible businesses in the Gloucester Road area chose not to continue with a BID after a ballot on 14 March 2019.

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) .

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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) .

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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:

Proposed Business Improvement Districts

Redcliffe and Temple Business Improvement District

A proposal is being developed for a BID for the Redcliffe and Temple areas of Bristol. The ballot period is planned for September 2020. If successful, the BID will start on 1 November 2020.

For more information: