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Uxbridge business improvement district

Business Improvement Districts are business led partnerships which are created through a ballot process to deliver additional services to local businesses.

Businesses that are subject to the levy, as set out in the proposals, vote in a ballot. This determines whether the scheme goes ahead.

In July 2017 the council announced the outcome of a ballot in the Uxbridge commercial centre where it was agreed to implement an Uxbridge Business Improvement District from 1 October 2017. 

Details of the results [40kb]

Once the Business Improvement District is in operation the levy is charged on all businesses within the Business Improvement District area (regardless of whether or how that business voted in the ballot).

All businesses within the BID Zone on 1 October 2017 will be subject to the full years levy chargeable for the period 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

The Business Rates team at Hillingdon will be issuing the first bills for the BID levy by mid November 2017 and payment of the levy will be due on 1 December 2017.

For further details please see Business Improvement District area and the plans for spending the levy on improvements in the area and information and guidance on Business Improvement Districts
 

The Key Uxbridge Bid Rules are:

The Levy Rules

  1. The levy rate to be paid by each property or hereditament is to be calculated at 1.25% of its rateable value as at the 'chargeable day' (notionally 1st October each year).
  2. Only properties or hereditaments with a rateable value of £15,000 or more will be liable for the levy.
  3. No single hereditament will be charged a levy exceeding £15,000.
  4. The number of properties or hereditaments liable for the levy is estimated at 407.
  5. The levy rate will be increased by the fixed rate of inflation of 3% per annum.
  6. The levy will be charged annually in full for each chargeable period to be October to September each year, first payable in October 2017, and then annually each October (until 30 September 2022). No refunds will be available on the levy charged. The levy must be paid in one payment.
  7. The owners of untenanted properties or hereditaments will be liable for payment of the levy.
  8. Occupiers within managed shopping centres that are subject to a service charge for management and marketing services will pay 75% of the levy that would otherwise apply.
  9. Charitable organisations that are subject to relief on their business rates liability will be exempt.
  10. If, during the term, the rateable value assigned to a property or hereditament falls below £15,000 for whatever reason (either through physical change, change of use, or revaluation) the property or hereditament will be exempt from the next chargeable period.
  11. If, during the term, a property or hereditament with a rateable value which had previously been below the £15,000 threshold is assigned a new rateable value which is above £15,000, the property will not be liable for the levy unless the increase results from a change of use or physical change, as previously described.

 

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