Bid-19 BID levy could help businesses

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Bid-19 BID levy could help businesses

Similar schemes are currently run in Shrewsbury and Oswestry in the county, with dozens more in towns across the UK.

She said that one of the benefits of the scheme would be having someone full time and dedicated to promoting the town.

She added: Should we be asking hard-strapped businesses, whether they're large or small, to pay a levy, which is how a BID works? Brian Millington, of Our Green Shop said it would be an opportunity for retailers and businesses to come up with some solutions to how Bridgnorth does business. The BID levy wouldn't affect him due to the rateable value of his shop, but businesses could voluntarily pay into the scheme.

He said that with the current climate of utility bills, I don't think that's going to get a lot of enthusiasm for voluntary donations.

Jessica Lewis, of Mike and Sarah's butchers, said retailers were already paying business rates and questioned whether they should be asked to pay additional funds towards the BID.

It's more things like the roads the parking and everything else that needs to be sorted first.