Canterbury Bid

Your BID Levy 2020/21

Your BID levy explained

During what is an incredibly challenging time, your BID remains 100% committed to supporting your business. We are working harder than ever to ensure a coordinated local response to the Covid crisis and recovery process, supporting your needs now and adapting our work to best help you going forward.

We want to assure you that your BID levy continues to be invested to benefit you, to help you through these challenging times and to deliver the projects and activities needed to help the city through this crisis.

During the week of 19 October, the annual levy bills for 2020/21 will be posted out to all Canterbury BID businesses. We have created this report to explain how your BID levy is calculated, why levy bills have to be sent now and how your levy is invested.  

The BID Board has decided not to apply the annual discretionary inflationary increase this year and promotion on the BID’s MyCanterbury platform is now free to all levy payers. In addition, this month we are launching a new Canterbury Gift Card to keep money circulating in the local economy and this will be free to all BID members. We have also been working with the City Council on free city-wide WiFi and will be in touch about that in the coming weeks, and of course Christmas lights are going up in mid-November.

We would also like to let you know that we are currently inviting nominations for BID Board Directors. Please see the Board Nomination Pack for more information about how you could be involved in the strategic oversight of your BID.

Now more than ever, it is essential for the business community to have a voice and for your levy to be invested in a way that supports you. We would like to hear all of your concerns so that we may help to address them, and to hear of any initiatives you have put in place. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly to find out more about how we can support you.

Clive Relf
Chair of Canterbury BID and
Tax Partner at Kreston Reeves
Lisa Carlson
Chief Executive of
Canterbury BID

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