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BID Stats

This page was last updated on 23 May 2016.

Feel free to quote these stats, but please credit bidintel.co.uk

Note: BID Intel is a volunteer-run website and is not affiliated with any BIDs. The information here is based on freely available sources and may contain inaccuracies.

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  • We have found 217 BIDs active in the UK & Northern Ireland

Breakdown of BIDs

Town/CityCommercial/
Industrial1
Specialist2TOTAL
Active 184 29 4 217
About to Start3 2 0 0 2
Proposed4 43 3 3 49
Not Running5 22 5 1 28
TOTAL 251 37 8 296

1 Our list of Commercial & Industrial BIDs is still in progress, hence why our numbers are lower than others'.

2Specialist BIDs are non-retail and non-estate, such as Tourism BIDs.

3About to Start means the BID has secured a YES vote but has yet to formally begin operations.

4Proposed means the BID has yet to go to ballot.

5Not Running includes ballot failure, restructure or mergers.

BIDs By Location

ActiveAbout to StartProposed
East Midlands1102
Eastern1511
London4606
North East800
North West1902
Northern Ireland205
Scotland3209
South East1606
South West3215
Wales408
West Midlands2403
Yorkshire & the Humber802

BIDs By Extremity

North Lerwick
South Penzance (Helston is proposed)
East Lowestoft
West Ballymena (Enniskillen is proposed)

BIDs About to Start

The YES vote has been secured, but the BID hasn't started yet.

BIDStart Date
Newmarket Not yet known
Poole Not yet known

BIDs Just Started

Always good to see new starters...

BIDStart Date
Stockton 01 Sep 2016
Belfast City Centre 06 Apr 2016
Hexham 01 Apr 2016
Abingdon 01 Apr 2016
Pontypridd 01 Apr 2016

Didn't Renew

BIDs that (for one reason or another) did not renew.

BIDs can cease for a variety of reasons, including re-organisation and mergers. Not all BIDs here failed at ballot.

This list is a work in progress
BIDStart DateRenewal Date
Beeston 01 Jan 2011 01 Jan 2016
Torquay 03 May 2010 03 May 2015
Barnstaple 01 Apr 2005 01 Apr 2015
Bayswater 01 Jan 2010 01 Jan 2015
Boston 01 Dec 2008 01 Dec 2013
Daventry 01 Apr 2008 01 Apr 2013
Sleaford 01 Jan 2008 01 Jan 2013
Taunton 01 Jan 2008 01 Jan 2013
Altham 01 Apr 2007 01 Apr 2012
Oldham 01 Mar 2009 01 Mar 2012
Keswick 07 Mar 2006 07 Mar 2011

Start Date by Month

MonthNumber of Active BIDs
January 17 (7%)
February 7 (3%)
March 11 (5%)
April 91 (41%)
May 10 (4%)
June 9 (4%)
July 16 (7%)
August 6 (2%)
September 15 (6%)
October 22 (10%)
November 9 (4%)
December 4 (1%)

Longest Running (Active) BIDs

BIDStartedRunning
Kingston 01 Jan 2005 12 years 8 months
Leicester Square to Piccadilly 14 Feb 2005 12 years 7 months
Bedford 01 Apr 2005 12 years 5 months
Bankside 01 Apr 2005 12 years 5 months
Paddington 01 Apr 2005 12 years 5 months
Lincoln 01 Apr 2005 12 years 5 months
Coventry City 01 Apr 2005 12 years 5 months
Midtown 01 Apr 2005 12 years 5 months
Birmingham Broad Street 01 Jul 2005 12 years 2 months
Blackpool 01 Oct 2005 11 years 11 months

BIDs By Term

First term 123
Second term 71
Third term 14

Start Date

All BIDs that have run for at least one term
Unknown 1
2005 14
2006 13
2007 14
2008 22
2009 18
2010 11
2011 19
2012 28
2013 24
2014 34
2015 19
2016 3

Notes on the Stats

Since there is no formal register of BIDs in the UK, we must research each BID individually. Some BIDs are hard to find (particularly on estates) so we may still be missing a few.

Many of the details (start date; levy rate, etc.) are based on BIDs' published reports and plans. In a few cases the BID has not formally declared this information and we have to look to other sources (local news) to figure out the details.