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James Jacob Gilchrist Berry
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<p>Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are business-led partnerships which are created voluntarily to deliver additional local services and upgrade the local environment for the benefit of the wider area. BIDs have had many successes as a model of how local business can work together to realise the potential of towns and high streets.</p><p>A BID is a self-defined area in which local businesses vote to raise a levy on business rates on businesses in the area. This levy is collected and enforced by the local authority and used by the BID organisation to undertake projects that benefit the local area. The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004 sets out the relevant processes for the billing administration of the BID levy.</p><p>Whether a business is liable is for the BID proposer and the relevant billing authority to determine. Before going to ballot, the proposer of the BID must submit a proposal which outlines the geographical area, the levy amount, the projects the proposed BID will undertake, and what businesses will be liable for the levy.</p><p>The Secretary of State has a responsibility to investigate where complaints are made that material irregularities have occurred in the balloting process. If a business or individual is unhappy with the service provided by their BID, they should in the first instance get in touch with their local authority as the development and operational arrangements, including debt enforcement, of a BID are a matter for the relevant local authority and BID. If further action is required, they could also contact the Local Government Ombudsman at:</p><p>The Local Government Ombudsman <br> PO Box 4771 <br> Coventry <br> CV4 0EH</p>
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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James Jacob Gilchrist Berry
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