Opinion: are compulsory levies on small firms fair?

4 June 2013

Queensferry: will BID be the lifeboat the economy needs?

Queensferry: will its BID be the lifeboat the economy needs?

AS FUNDING for lending falters, Bruce Whitehead looks at the latest wheeze being peddled around the country by a coalition of networking enthusiasts – the levy-funded Business Improvement District, or BID. In one Scottish town, its backers confidently claim the venture will bring an extra £0.5m worth of investment, and they’ve enlisted government backing and council sheriff’s officers to enforce it. Whether the town likes it or not. Read Bruce’s latest article for Realbusiness.co.uk here

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