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Local Government Act 2003


82.The White Paper Strong Local Leadership - Quality Public Services (December 2001) gave details of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) involving local authorities and their local businesses. Under a BID, additional services or improvements of benefit to the local community will be funded by a levy, raised from non-domestic ratepayers. However, for a BID to be established a majority of those who would be liable to pay the levy must first vote in favour. This Part of the Act contains the provisions underlying the BIDs policy.

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