Closed consultation

Consultation on Business Improvement Districts

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Proposals for strengthening the role of Business Improvement Districts in local areas following the review of Business Improvement Districts.

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Consultation description

This consultation covers proposals for strengthening the role of Business Improvement Districts including:

  • increasing transparency
  • suggestions for closer working between Business Improvement Districts and local authorities
  • changes to charging arrangements for the Business Improvement District levy collection
  • streamlining neighbourhood planning for Business Improvement Districts

It also proposes some changes to current legislation to strengthen consultation requirements.

We have also published Business Improvement Districts: guidance and best practice, and Business Improvement Districts: technical guide for local authorities.


Review of Business Improvement Districts: consultation

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Published 25 March 2015