Business Improvement Districts

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support communities that wish to create a Business Improvement District; and what (a) financial support and (b) advice is available to such communities on initial start-up costs.

Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Government has committed to helping communities establishing Business Improvement Districts given the positive impact they have on their local areas.

We have provided funding totalling £658,555. The latest round for new areas seeking support closed in February 2017, and applications are being processed.

Although there are many organisations offering advice to communities on establishing a Business Improvement District, we have published supporting guidance and best practice which can be found at the following link:

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