Halifax Bid Levy

Halifax's Business Improvement District (Halifax BID)

Logo for Halifax BID levy

Business Improvement Districts are business led partnerships, created through a ballot process. They bring additional services to local businesses. It can be a powerful tool for directly involving local businesses in activities. This allows the business community and Local Authorities to work together to improve the local trading environment.

Businesses of Halifax town centre voted 'yes' to a BID in Halifax, in a ballot held October 2016.

This will start from April 2017. For more details, visit: Halifax BID .

For more details on what will be delivered with the levy, visit: Halifax BID - proposal business plan .

Any questions regarding the delivery of BID projects should be emailed to: info@halifaxBID.co.uk .

To find out if your business is in the Halifax BID boundary, visit: Map of Halifax BID area .

The Council have been appointed as the collecting agent for the BID levy on behalf of the BID company. You will receive a bill annually in March. This is payable in one amount, on 1st April, for the additional services. This is in addition to your normal Business Rate Bill sent by the Council each year. The BID bill will be:

1.75% of the 2010 rateable value of business premises on properties valued over £6,000.

Ways to make a payment:

SACS, Phone / Internet Banking: Contact your bank to make arrangements to pay this way. Payments should be made to:

National Westminster Bank PLC

The account to be credited is 'Calderdale MBC, Head Office Collection Account'.

Sort code 62-21-45

Account Number: 00000000 (The bank account number should be formatted as 00000000 - eight zeros).

Note: Ensure your BID payment reference number is quoted in full with no spaces.

Online: With a Debit or Credit card, pay online at: Halifax BID Levy payments (24 hours per day).

Note: A surcharge will be made for Credit card payments, up to and including 14th January 2018. There will be no surcharges from 15th January onwards. There is no surcharge for Debit card payments.

By phone: Use the Council's 24-hour payment line, phone: 0161 6279915 and choose option 2.

By Post: Make cheques payable to Calderdale MBC and send to Halifax BID Limited, P0 Box 51, Halifax. HX1 1TP.

Note: Write your BID account reference number and property address on the back of the cheque.