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