The 2022 Annual BID Survey and Report

Each year we share our Annual Survey and Report which captures the most up-to-date data for the entire BID industry in the British Isles. Those that attended the 2022 National BIDs Conference enjoyed an exclusive preview of the survey data, and today we are pleased to share with you the full 16th Annual Survey.

The active BID community in the British Isles totalled 332 at the end of September 2022, representing 121,485 businesses investing £144,735,669 into their local economies. This is an increase of 8 BIDs over last year. During and after the Covid-19 pandemic there were clearly concerns about the survival of BIDs, particularly those coming to ballot during the lockdowns. These fears were unfounded and after a dip during the pandemic year, the number of BIDs has increased over pre-pandemic levels.10 new BIDs came into being in the past twelve months since October 1, 2021. There are currently 53 BIDs that are in the development stage, with ballots coming up in the next year or so.

We hope you find it useful and please do get in touch with us if you'd like to ask any questions.