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URGENT SUPPORT

 

Preston BID has joined forces with over 100 towns and cities across the UK seeking urgent support for 100,000 retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, urging the Government to provide a #BusinessBooster and critical assurances that
financial support will be provided to impacted sectors.

It is imperative that the Government acts quickly by offering financial assistance and other necessary interventions to those experiencing disruption following rising cases of the Omicron variant and the impact of “Plan B” measures. With consumer confidence expected to drop below its current level of -15 amid growing speculation of an impending lockdown, the time for action is now.

There is clearly growing concern of a lockdown following the announcement of Plan B restrictions on 8th December 2021 which must be reviewed on 29th December 2021, two days prior to New Year’s Eve. Businesses need certainty with many holding on to the glimmer of hope that New Year may bring.

Our letter to the PM requesting urgent support has also been sent to Preston’s MP, and the Chancellor.

You can view the co-signed letter HERE.

Projects

BID Team

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Positive image

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Street Cleaning

The BID’s rolling power washing programme has covered over 25km of pavements since it began in 2010. …

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Promotional Tools

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Footfall

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Winter Planting

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Festive Shopping / Parking

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What is Preston BID?

Who Is benefitting?

  • Stimulates wellbeing and economic growth
  • Gives competitive regional advantage
  • Develops partnership between private & public sector
  • Encourages corporate social responsibility
  • Provides sustainable investment for on-going capital projects/services
  • Creates a positive sense of place and enhanced community pride
  • Destination events in the city centre
  • Profiling of their home/city
  • Opportunity for businesses to have “a voice”
  • Increased footfall
  • Fairer to smaller businesses
  • Fair system, those that invest, benefit