Business Improvement Districts - England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Business Improvement Districts in England come under the statutory legislation The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004 with Welsh Business Improvement Districts covered by The Business Improvement Districts (Wales) Regulations 2005.
In Northern Ireland Business Improvement Districts come under the statutory legislation the Business Improvement Districts Act (Northern Ireland) 2013.
Like the Scottish legislation each of these pieces of legislation (Wales and Northern Ireland) are a reflection of devolution and differ one from the other in recognition of the different political and social landscapes of each country. The legislation is different and the correct legislation needs to be consulted depending on the country in question.
As at the 2nd July 2013 there are 138 BIDs in England, predominantly towns, cities and to a lesser extent business parks, with 2 BIDs in Wales and 2 BIDs in development in Northern Ireland.
News from England
£4bn London development set to create 25 hectares of green roofs - click here
Local support the driving force behind Penrith Winter Droving event - click here
Time to take a vote on BID - click here
Love Wimbledon business improvement district warns chewing gum littering will lead to £80 fine - click here
BID proposals for town centre - click here
Yes to another term for Stratforward - click here
Councillors still worried about BIDS - click here
Hammersmith Wins Double Gold in London in Bloom Awards - click here
BID clean-up hits city's top streets - click here
Chester unites to seek BID status - click here
Thousands vote in city night life awards - click here
Former police inspector teams up with Winchester business leaders to tackle crime - click here
Our Bury St. Edmunds: A change in name but our aims are the same - click here
Reading traders BID to keep business booming with Have Your Say consultation - click here
The Official Bath App is most downloaded destination app outside the capital - click here
Plans to empower shop owners could breathe new life into shopping districts - click here
Ipswich: Radical proposals aim to 'turn around town' - click here
Hive to lure bees to Blackburn town centre - click here
The official launch to bring a Business Improvement District to Southport takes place next month - click here
Councillor says a 'golden mile' would help to restore Arbroath's fortunes - click here
Resurgence of 'golden mile' after violence on Broad Street down 20% - click here
Business district dream for Trowbridge development - click here
Public asked for views on 'portable' venue for Winchester district - click here
Double food festival: what did you think? - click here
Video: Mansfield BID invite craft lovers to go along to the town's festival - click here
Durham BID lands grand designer - click here
Why the BID's collaborative culture is the solution to tackling age old problems in the city? - click here
The official launch to bring a Business Improvement District to Southport - click here
News from Wales
Llanelli to get share of £200,000 Welsh government Funding pot - click here.
Meeting gives Newport business improvement district plan a boost - click here
Could Swansea's winterland be set to move? - click here
Funding available for BIDs - click here
Traders want business improvement district in Newport - click here
News from Northern Ireland
more news to follow...