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Businesses within the Staines-upon-Thames BID boundary, but are below the £12,000 rateable value threshold are exempt from paying the BID levy. These businesses can become voluntary BID members / levy-payers for £150 + VAT per year.

Voluntary levy-payers have access to the BID’s schemes, services and can get involved with projects and benefits. However, voluntary levy-payers will not be able to join the BID’s Board of Directors and will not have a vote when it comes to the BID’s renewal ballot in 2022.

Many businesses outside of the BID’s boundary, but are within the Staines-upon-Thames area, choose to pay into the BID as their corporate social responsibility. These businesses will be charged 1.5% of their rateable value.

Businesses outside the BID’s boundaries will only have access to a limited number of the BID’s appropriate services and projects – this will be decided on a case by case basis.

These businesses will not be able to join the BID’s Board of Directors and will not have a vote when it comes to the BID’s renewal ballot in 2022.

Thank you for supporting your local town centre and local community.

Thank you to The Thames Club who are a voluntary Visit Staines BID member.