What is a BID?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led and business funded body formed to deliver improvements in a defined area. Implemented in 2004, BID legislation requires businesses within an agreed area to pay a levy to fund improvements.

How is a BID set up?

Over half of the businesses from the defined area who vote, must vote in favour of forming a BID. In addition, the combined rateable value of the properties of the winning ‘yes’ voters must be more than 50% of the total rateable value of the properties of all the businesses that voted.

If successful, every business that meets the criteria automatically becomes a BID member and pays a levy each year, which is spent to deliver the aims of the BID business plan.

City of Wolverhampton Council are responsible for the issuing of BID bills and the collection of monies due from businesses in respect of BIDs within Wolverhampton.

The BID companies are responsible for the management of projects defined by the BID and the monies collected.

Further information

Please contact the BID companies at:

Enjoy Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton BID Company Limited
Suite 1
176-178 Stafford Street
Tel: 01902 710903

Discover Bilston
c/o The Robin 2
20-28 Mount Pleasant
WV14 7LJ
Tel: 07534 603662

Pay your BID levy

Make a BID Levy payment

For any other enquiries, please fill out the webform at the bottom of the page

Can I opt out of the levy?

This is not possible as the BID levy is a legal requirement just like business rates and is treated as a statutory debt.

The legislation which relates to the BID levy:

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