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Industry insights and news including Bb Chief Executive Professor Chris Turner's observations, thoughts, updates and announcements can be found below.

Your Pontypridd Receives Accreditation

We are pleased to congratulate Your Pontypridd BID on receiving British BIDs Accreditation. The team at Your Pontypridd led by James Payne has achieved the industry recognised standard, externally assessed by independent auditors. Established in 2016 and one of the smallest BIDs by its levy income in the UK, Your...


August's insight from Chris Turner

This has been a frantic month for BIDs, with holidays reorganised, and large numbers of people coming into some of our towns and cities, whilst others are still almost empty. There has been a huge amount of work in BIDs on sign posting, managing outside tables, street closures, safety and...


Levy reduction letter from BIDs - download the template

British BIDs worked with both ATCM and The BID Foundation to get a letter out to those nationals who have been querying their levy, asking for discounts. This letter makes clear that levy bills need to be paid and it is not possible to offer selective discounts, or indeed any...


Local lockdowns and areas of interventions: how to prepare

Following recent local lockdowns and areas of interventions in the UK, Bb wants to ensure that BIDs are as prepared as possible for communicating and working with businesses in the event of a second lockdown in your area. Measures will vary from place to place, and this document provides guidance...


British BIDs' response on levy payments

British BIDs' Chief Executive, Christopher Turner, has issued a letter to a number of national businesses in response to recent correspondence surrounding the request for a reduction/waive of their levy payments. The full letter can be read below. British BIDs, The BID Foundation and the Association of Town and City Management are working...


British BIDs supports Business Resilience Survey

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESILIENCE SURVEY We are supporting Manchester Metropolitan University and MHCLG with new research into the economic impact of COVID-19. We have been asked to share this Business Resilience Survey and would appreciate your participation. The purpose of this survey is to understand more about the impact on business of COVID-1...


Get involved in our response to Government

We are currently responding to Government on the very vital review of business rates and also the BEIS inquiry into the UK’s industrial strategy. We are looking particularly at the impact of any of the proposals on BIDs and would like BIDs to get involved in this work, please find out more on how to get in...


Preparing for localised lockdown webinar follow up

Yesterday we held an exclusive webinar attended by over 50 people where we shared insight on why a second spike might occur and how you can spot this early on. If you attended the webinar and would like the recording, then please get in touch contact@britishbids.info. The webinar was hosted...


Look back on lockdown - BIDs (part 2)

It's in Nottingham The Nottingham BID website and social media channels have been kept up to date with the latest government support, advice and guidance.Ensured issues facing businesses are communicated into the national picture through the national #RaiseTheBar campaign. Launched a Facebook group for independent businesses to encourage them...


July's insight from Chris Turner

July has been another very dramatic month for BIDs across the British Isles, with the reopening of bars and restaurants on the 4th of July in England, a similar opening across the other administrations during the month and then the reopening of gyms and beauty salons. BIDs have been very...


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