Successful vote sees Lincoln BIG continue support for further five years

Successful vote sees Lincoln BIG continue support for further five years

A successful re-ballot means that not-for-profit, Lincoln BIG, can continue supporting its 800 levy payers for a further five years.

The Business Improvement Group can now look towards delivering the pledges outlined in its 2020-2015 business plan.

It will accomplish this by spending just over £1 million a year, which is made up of levy payers’ monies and other income generated.

“I’m thrilled that city businesses and organisations have given us a clear mandate to continue our work. The majority obviously appreciate the support that Lincoln BIG has been providing over the past five years,” said Chief Executive Sarah Loftus.

“We believe that we are making a real difference, but for our re-ballot to succeed, we needed more than a simple majority vote in favour – that vote had to represent the wide range of rateable values of levy payers’ premises.  This is a brilliant outcome.”