Explanatory Memorandum

Business Improvement Districts Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

2013 CHAPTER 5

21 March 2013

Commentary on Sections

Section 1: Arrangements with respect to business improvement districts

Section 1 enables a district council to make arrangements for a business improvement district in a defined area within the district council’s boundary for the benefit of those identified in the BID proposals. Section 1 also makes explicit that a BID project, in a district council area, need not involve businesses that are within a discrete geographic area, but can consist of businesses that are linked thematically, or that are near to one another without being wholly adjacent to each other.