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)
Give businesses the right to opt out of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
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!
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.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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