A group of local businesses have come together to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) called One Chelmsford.
The businesses in the BID areapay a levy, which we collect at the same time as Business Rates.
All eligible businesses in the BID area must pay 1.5% of its rateable value.
The levy for some businesses, such as those involved with the Late Night Levy, will be 1.4%, as they already contribute to improvements.
Businesses that receive charitable relief from their Business Rates bill will also receive an 80% relief from the BID levy.
One Chelmsford will then use the income generated from the BID levy to make improvements to the area.
You can visit One Chelmsfordto find out more about the group and their plans for Chelmsford.