The BID Renewal

Under government legislation all Business Improvement Districts have a five-year tenure, at the end of which they must be re-elected in order to continue their work. The York BID is delighted to announce we have succeeded in securing the votes required to enter into a new five-year term, which will commence as of 1st April 2021.

Despite the challenges poses by the national lockdown, we have received an overwhelming level of support from the York’s business community. Out of the 912 businesses who were eligible 43% turned out to participate in the ballot, 86% voted in favour by number, with 94% voting in favour by rateable value. The declaration of results is available HERE

With this result, we can move forward with confidence that city centre businesses value and support the BID’s activity. We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of our levy paying businesses for their support during what has been a very challenging year, especially to those who made the effort to participate in the ballot. 


York BID Business Plan 2021-26 

If you have not yet received a copy of the BID Business Plan for 2021-26 and would like to request one, please contact a member of the team at


BID Project Showcase Video

As a reminder of some of the projects the BID has delivered during its first term, we have prepared a short showcase video which can be viewed below:

York BID Film from The York BID on Vimeo.

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