Issue details

Accommodation BID

To enable the set up of a Tourism Levy by endorsing ballot proposals to establish an Accommodation BID. Also for the Council to vote in favour of the ballot as a levy payer. Also to collect the levy and accept a voting seat on the ABID board for its initial 5 year term

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2024

Decision due: 6 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Deputy Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities

Lead director: Chief Operations Officer

Contact: Andrew Emery, Resort Development and Strategic Planning Manager - Tourism Email:

Consultation process

Secretary of State and CEO of BCP Council informed in writing of ABID proposal in October 2023, as per the BID legislation. Hoteliers(levy payers) to be consulted upon in February / March, led by the ABID Shadow Board. Ballot to form ABID to follow in April


Key stakeholders: Hoteliers (BAHA), Destination Management Board, 4 Business Improvement District & BCP Council are all members of the ABID Shadow Board. Secretary of State also to be informed of the ballot proposal.

Agenda items


  • Accommodation BID