Definition: a Bath BID levy payer

There are over 600 city centre levy payer businesses which pay an annual 1% contribution to the Bath BID, on a rateable value of £25,000 or more.

The Bath BID is run on behalf of business and focuses on three key priority areas. 

  1. MANAGING: to support the management of the city centre, including the cleanliness, safety and general ambience.
  2. PROMOTING: to drive footfall through the delivery of high quality events, campaigns and new social media initiatives
  3. SAVING: to act as the collective voice to develop and procure services that deliver cost savings and carbon savings

A BID Levy Payer in Bath is a business located in the BID Area and has a rateable value of £25,000 or above.

If you are in a managed area (eg. SouthGate, Milsom Place) your BID levy will be 0.75% if your rateable value is £25,000 or above.

If you are an ecclesiastical building or you are below £25,000 rateable value, you are exempt from the levy.

Non-Levy Payers

Many businesses who do not have to pay the levy (ie. they are exempt because they are below the £25,000 rateable value) can still get involved and benefit from the services we offer.  This includes:-


  1. FREE entry on the Bath app.
  2. The Trade Waste initiative.
  3. Support of the Ranger team – within the Bath BID area.
  4. One-stop shop for city centre enquiries.
  5. Weekly BID E-newsletter.
  6. Savings Group initiatives.
  7. Evening economy radio supply – where applicable.
  8. A special rate for an enhanced listing on
  9. A collective voice in the business community to influence change.
  10. Public relations opportunities for your business through annual BID event/promotion initiatives.
  11. Networking opportunities through BID Forums etc.
  12. Participation in sub-groups.
  13. Affiliation with British BIDs.