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Beckenham votes YES for town centre BID

Beckenham businesses have voted for YES in the Business Improvement District ballot. The ‘Beckenham Together’ BID will give Beckenham businesses a greater say in how the town centre is managed. It follows the outcome of the 4 week ballot which saw a majority of businesses voting for the BID proposal. The total number of votes […]

Government backs clamp down on rogue parking firms

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid today, Sunday 28th January 2018, confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry. Evidence shows that, in total, nearly 10,000 people approached the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for advice on private parking tickets last […]

IPM launch The BID Foundation

The BID Foundation has launched today (Wednesday 17th January) to meet challenges facing high streets and commercial districts up and down the country. Against a backdrop of ever more difficult trading conditions and local government cuts, the new industry-led body will help Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) manage town and city centre retail, leisure, and other […]

DCLG re-branded as part of ministerial reshuffle

As part of the Ministrerial reshuffle this week, the DCLG has become MHCLG. Following the appointment of Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP as the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the department will be renamed as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Building the […]

Is your BID breaking rules about information?

While researching hundreds of websites and google to create The BID Directory, it came as a bit of shock in how many Business Improvement Districts (BID’s) have not included legal information on their website. If a Business Improvement District is a Limited Company (Most are!), your stationery and promotional material must include information as stated […]

Is your BID ready for GDPR?

In less than six months, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25th May 2018.  Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) as well as many of the organisations within your areas will be required to look into the information you use and get ready for the changes. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) […]

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