Businesses within the Staines-upon-Thames BID boundary, but are below the £15,000 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 can only join the BID Board as an observer, cannot join as a BID Director and will not have a vote when it comes to the BID’s renewal ballot in 2027.
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.
Thank you for supporting your local town centre and local community.