BID - frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about the Business Improvement District
The BID levy is a charge payable in respect of non-domestic properties in the Business Improvement District area of the town centre. The first BID Levy demand notice will cover the billing period January 2020 to the end of March 2020
An annual demand notice will be issued every March for the Period April to March until March 2024 when the final demand will cover the period April 2024 to the end of December 2024. Your business rates demand notices will continue to be issued as normal.
If your enquiry is about payment or the amount you are charged then you should contact the Council. However, if your enquiry is about the BID services or anything other than payment you should contact the Luton BID Company:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01582 510657
Yes. The result of the BID ballot held in October 2019 is binding on all non-domestic ratepayers in the BID area from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2024. This includes persons or organisations who become ratepayers after the date of the ballot.
There will be an annual inflationary increase of all levy charges (including fixed band charges) year on year for the duration of the Business Improvement District.
This will be a minimum of 3% increase year on year or the inflation percentage as determined by the Consumer Price Index as at the 1 September of the year before the next billing process, whichever is the greater, rounded to the nearest tenth of a penny. Negative inflation will not apply. Inflation will not apply for the first billing cycle in 2020.