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The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Application, citation, commencement and interpretation

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

  4. 3.BID proposer

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

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

  7. 6.Ballot holder

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

  9. 8.Persons entitled to vote

  10. 9.Declaring a ballot void

  11. 10.Payment of costs of a ballot

  12. 11.Obtaining information from billing authority for the purpose of canvassing

  13. 12.Veto of BID proposals

  14. 13.Appeal against veto

  15. 14.BID Revenue Account

  16. 15.Administration of the BID levy etc

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

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

  19. 18.Termination of BID arrangements

  20. 19.Information

  21. 20.Expenses of the ballot holder

  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), the matters which...

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

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

    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. Timetable

      2. RULES FOR BALLOTS

        1. Day of the ballot

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

        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 he thinks...

        7. The ballot paper

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

        8. Prohibition of disclosure of vote

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

        9. Procedure on issue of ballot paper

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

        10. Spoilt ballot papers

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

        11. Lost ballot papers

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

        12. Receipt of return ballot papers

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

        13. The count

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

        14. Rejected ballot papers

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

        15. Decisions on ballot papers

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

        16. Declaration of result

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

        17. Validity

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

        18. Retention of ballot papers

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

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE KEEPING OF THE BID REVENUE ACCOUNT

      1. Part 1 Credits to the Account

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

        2. Item 1: BID revenues

        3. Item 2: Income from BID services and facilities

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

        5. Item 4: credit balance from previous year

      2. Part 2 Debits to the Account

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

        2. Item 1: BID cost of collection

        3. Item 2: BID expenditure

        4. Item 3: provision for bad or doubtful debts

        5. Item 4: debit balance from previous year

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      IMPOSITION, ADMINISTRATION, COLLECTION, RECOVERY

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.The requirement for demand notices

      3. 3.Content of demand notices

      4. 4.Invalid notices

      5. 5.Service of demand notices

      6. 6.Payments under demand notices

      7. 7.Payments under demand notices: further provision

      8. 8.Demand notices: final adjustment

      9. 9.Enforcement

      10. 10.Outstanding liabilities on death

      11. 11.Application of BID administration provisions to the Crown

      12. 12.Joint occupiers and owners: billing

      13. 13.Joint owners and occupiers: enforcement

      14. 14.Enforcement in relation to partnerships

  24. Explanatory Note

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