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
  • 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 pdf Bedminster BID billing leaflet (400 KB) .

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 pdf Broadmead BID billing leaflet (1.26 MB) .

To find out more:

City Centre

The Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District started on 1 November 2022 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 pdf Bristol City Centre BID billing leaflet (953 KB) .

The ballot for the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District 2022-2027 was held on 29 September 2022.

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 Bristol City Centre 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 Bristol City Centre BID term for 2022-2027 will begin on 1 November 2022 and will run until 31 October 2027.

For more information:

See the types of election and election results page for the notice and ballot result for Bristol City Centre BID 2022-2027

Clifton Village

The Clifton Village Business Improvement District started on 1 November 2022 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 pdf Clifton Village BID annual leaflet (3.91 MB) .

The ballot for the Clifton Village Business Improvement District 2022-2027 was held on 15 September 2022.

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 Clifton Village 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 Clifton Village BID term for 2022-2027 will begin on 1 November 2022 and will run until 31 October 2027.

See the types of election and election results page for the notice and ballot result for Clifton Village BID 2022-2027.

Redcliffe and Temple

Following a successful vote in favour, the Redcliffe and Temple BID will run from 1 June 2021 to 31 October 2025.

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 June 2021 for the initial five month period of the BID, and then on 1 November of each year thereafter.

View the pdf Redcliffe and Temple BID billing leaflet (1.51 MB) .

For more information on Redcliffe and Temple BID: