Canterbury Bid

Sign the petition to #RaiseTheBar

updated 30 April

Canterbury BID has been working with the Association of Town and City Management, The BID Foundation and British BIDs on a unified national campaign, #RaiseTheBar, to lobby government for more business support, in this case to support our BID members in the retail hospitality and leisure sectors. There are a significant number of businesses from across the UK and in Canterbury that will not be able to access the grant because the £51,000 rateable value threshold is too low. Over 120 of our business fall into this category.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Signing the petition (it only takes 60 seconds”): #RaiseTheBar Petition
  2. Share across your email and social media networks (toolkit images below)
  3. Fill in a case study if you are one of the businesses in this sector and submit to

We also recognise that the sector breadth is too narrow and will be working to address this, too.

The #RaiseTheBar campaign was launched by Matthew Sims from the Croydon Business Improvement District and is being supported by hundreds of BIDs and place management groups from around the country.

A joint letter urging the Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to provide more support was sent last week. Read the full letter here.

#RaiseTheBar Toolkit

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