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Give businesses the right to opt out of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Submitted by Andrew Richardson on Friday 19th June 2020

Published on Thursday 3rd September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Current Signatures: 1,816
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Give businesses the right to opt out of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Petition Details

During COVID-19 many small shop and business owners are already struggling.

Many BIDs are set up and councils with companies required to pay a levy. If a company doesn’t pay it can be taken to court! We believe this is unfair is damaging the high street!

Additional Information

I am asking parliament to give businesses the right to opt out of BIDs so they are not required to pay a levy. Many small businesses have high overheads and during this time the Government needs to step in to stop local councils forcing companies to pay money to these BIDs. I am asking that government change the rules for businesses to opt in or opt out of BIDS across England.

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