A Brighter future for Ilkley

The Aim of the Ilkley BID is to deliver a brighter future for Ilkley by helping businesses to flourish, attracting visitors and ensuring that the town prospers by working together.

 

Coronavirus Impact on Businesses

This page will be updated on a regular basis so please keep checking back and do let us know if you think there are angles we should be covering and are not.

With the onset of Coronavirus in the UK, we are in a constantly changing situation with unknown outcomes.  Running a small business is rarely easy but for the majority, we are entering new and worrying territory.

The amount of information is difficult to handle so we are hoping to provide a direct link to the most up to date advice for businesses, together with details of the support that is available.

We are looking at this from various angles:

  1. Official government advice for business.
  2. Sources of useful information.
  3. Practical hints and tips for dealing with the crisis.
  4. Promotion of business offers, particularly those offering local delivery, whilst maintaining a ‘business as usual’ approach for as long as possible.  More details here: www.ilkleytoyou.co.uk
UPDATES

The government introduced a range of support for businesses who need financial support as a consequence of the outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19

These include:

 

  • Refunds for employers who have to pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
  • 100% business rates retail discount for one year for all shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure sector businesses.
  • A new temporary business interruption loan scheme – no interest will be due for 6 months. By early next week businesses should be able to walk into their local branch to request this service. Business Support Helpline: 0300 456 3565
  • Consideration to extending the deadline for statutory payments through HMRC’s Time to Pay service.
  • A Cash Grant up to £25,000 for businesses with a rateable value less than £51,000.
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Have you prepared your Business for the Lockdown?

Click to download the Business Lockdown Checklist.

USEFUL LINKS FOR BUSINESSES

Following the announcement on 17/3/2020 regarding loans and grants available for small businesses in the wake of the Coronavirus, the government have set up a helpline:   https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline Telephone the Business Support Helpline: 0300 456 3565

Support for businesses can be found on the government website, link here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on Coronavirus (Covid-19) every day at 2pm until further notice.  A link to this page is here:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

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Ilkley BID AGM

The First AGM will be held at The Clarke Foley Centre on Wednesday 1st July at 530pm.  The meeting will include a presentation of the annual accounts, a review of the milestones and acheivements that have been secured in our first year and a guest speaker from The BID Foundation who will be talking about The high street and current trends.

Please do come along to hear about the success of the BID so far and to ask any questions you may have to the BID team and the members of the BID Board.

What's On Today

The positive ballot result for the Ilkley Business Improvement District was announced on Friday 29th March 2019. Of the businesses who returned the ballot papers, 81% were in favour and the rateable value of those who voted yes was 87% of the aggregate; a result of more than 50% was required for each element.


If you have any queries on any aspects of the BID, again please send an email to info@ilkleybid.co.uk.

“Personally, I support the BID because I love Ilkley, its been incredibly generous to me and I want to return the favour. It’s been an unbelievable place for me to do business and with the energy behind it, Ilkley will continue to offer entrepreneurs a stunning place to call home.”

Lee Teal
Director Ilkley Meeting Room and Love Brownies

“Ilkley has a great deal to offer in terms of retail and manufacturing.  I feel that BIDs are a modern-day way of collaboratively helping those businessess.”

Claire Hundsdoerfer
Owner at The Little Tea House

“Personally, I support the BID because I love Ilkley, its been incredibly generous to me and I want to return the favour. It’s been an unbelievable place for me to do business and with the energy behind it, Ilkley will continue to offer entrepreneurs a stunning place to call home.”

Lee Teal
Director Ilkley Meeting Room and Love Brownies

“Ilkley has a great deal to offer in terms of retail and manufacturing.  I feel that BIDs are a modern-day way of collaboratively helping those businessess.”

Claire Hundsdoerfer
Owner at The Little Tea House