We’ve created this page to keep our BID levy payers fully informed with the latest advice and information.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we are living and working in unprecedented times. We want you to know that we are here to support our members during these times.
Belfast One is currently working closely with other BIDs across Northern Ireland (who collectively represent thousands of businesses). Collaboratively, we are asking Government for clear information, advice and support for our members. We welcome the measures that have already been announced by our Executive (please see summary below), but we feel these need to go further in order to protect businesses, jobs, and employees. Additionally, at Belfast One we will be engaging and coordinating with Belfast City Council in relation to both support measures and recovery plans.
Supporting you as best we can during this difficult period
Belfast One will continue to deliver certain projects while we still can and within the confines of the ever-changing Government advice. While still possible and without placing their health in danger, City Centre Beat will still be available, the Clean Team will still be providing additional cleansing services, and whilst businesses are still open we will use our social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn) to make the public aware of this.
Unfortunately, however, there will be certain projects/initiatives that we must postpone until further notice due to current advice about social distancing. However, please be assured we will reschedule these at the first opportunity.
We will endeavour to keep members up-to-date with information through this page and on social media platforms.
Support Measures for Businesses in Northern Ireland
- 3 months rate free (April, May, June) for all businesses reducing rates by 25% and will be in addition to any reliefs that a business already receives;
- A reduction in the regional business rate
- A £10,000 grant for recipients of the Small Business Rates Relief
- A £25,000 grant for medium sized retail, tourism and hospitality businesses