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The Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. 2.Obtaining information from a local authority for the purpose of developing BID proposals

  4. 3.BID proposer

  5. 4.Notice of BID proposal

  6. 5.BID proposals, renewal proposals, alteration proposals and preliminary procedures

  7. 6.Instructions to hold a BID ballot, renewal ballot, alteration ballot or re-ballot

  8. 7.Ballot holder

  9. 8.Arrangements for holding a ballot and conduct of a ballot

  10. 9.Entitlement to vote – joint voting

  11. 10.Allocation of voting

  12. 11.Declaring a ballot void

  13. 12.Payment of costs of a ballot

  14. 13.Obtaining information for the purpose of canvassing

  15. 14.Veto of BID proposals

  16. 15.Appeal against veto

  17. 16.BID Revenue Account

  18. 17.Alteration of BID arrangements without an alteration ballot

  19. 18.Alterations of the BID arrangements following a ballot

  20. 19.Termination of BID arrangements

  21. 20.Information

  22. 21.Electronic communication of requests, applications or notices

  23. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CONTENT OF BID PROPOSALS, RENEWAL PROPOSALS OR ALTERATION PROPOSALS

      1. 1.(1) Subject to sub paragraphs (2) and (3), a BID...

      2. 2.The matters which shall be included in renewal proposals are–...

      3. 3.(1) Subject to sub paragraph (2), the matters which shall...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      RULES FOR BID BALLOTS, RENEWAL BALLOTS AND ALTERATION BALLOTS

      1. PROVISIONS AS TO TIME

        1. Timetable

          1. 1.The proceedings of the ballot shall be conducted in accordance...

      2. RULES FOR BALLOTS

        1. Day of the ballot

          1. 2.(1) Subject to sub paragraph (2), the ballot holder shall...

        2. Ballots – preliminary procedures

          1. 3.The ballot holder shall, at least 42 days before the...

        3. Ballots – general

          1. 4.(1) Each ballot shall be a postal ballot.

        4. Proxy voting

          1. 5.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, any person...

        5. Requirement of secrecy

          1. 6.(1) Every person attending the proceedings in connection with the...

        6. Notification of requirement of secrecy

          1. 7.The ballot holder shall make such arrangements as they think...

          2. 8.(1) Nothing is to be printed on the ballot paper...

        7. Prohibition of disclosure of vote

          1. 9.No person who has voted shall, in any legal proceeding...

        8. Procedure on issue of ballot paper

          1. 10.(1) One ballot paper shall be issued in respect of...

        9. Spoilt ballot papers

          1. 11.(1) If a voter has inadvertently dealt with their ballot...

        10. Lost ballot papers

          1. 12.(1) Where a voter has not received their ballot paper...

        11. Receipt of return ballot papers

          1. 13.(1) A postal ballot paper shall not be taken to...

        12. The count

          1. 14.(1) As soon as practicable after the day of the...

        13. Rejected ballot papers

          1. 15.(1) Where a ballot paper is received which bears the...

        14. Decisions on ballot papers

          1. 16.The decision of the ballot holder on any question arising...

        15. Declaration of result

          1. 17.(1) The ballot holder shall certify– (a) the total number...

        16. Validity

          1. 18.(1) No BID ballot, renewal ballot, alteration ballot or re...

        17. Retention of ballot papers

          1. 19.The ballot holder shall retain the ballot papers for 6...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE KEEPING OF THE BID REVENUE ACCOUNT

      1. PART 1 Credits to the Account

        1. 1.For each year a local authority which is required to...

        2. Item 1: BID revenues

          1. BID levy sums paid for the year.

        3. Item 2: Income from BID services and facilities

          1. Sums received by the authority for the year in respect...

        4. Item 3: reduced provision for bad or doubtful debts

          1. The following, namely– (a) any sums debited to the account...

        5. Item 4: credit balance from previous year

          1. Any credit balance shown in the account for the previous...

      2. PART 2 Debits to the Account

        1. 2.For each year a local authority which is required to...

        2. Item 1: BID cost of collection

          1. The cost to the authority for the year in respect...

        3. Item 2: BID expenditure

          1. The expenditure of the authority for the year in respect...

        4. Item 3: provision for bad or doubtful debts

          1. The following, namely– (a) any sums credited to the account...

        5. Item 4: debit balance from previous year

          1. Any debit balance shown in the account for the previous...

  24. Explanatory Note

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