3,000 per cent Sheffield market fee increase to be withdrawn, says council deputy leader

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Plans to increase fees at a Sheffield market by 3,100 per cent - from £25 to £800 - could be withdrawn by Sheffield Council after an uproar from traders.

News of the planned price hike for Sharrow Vale Market was revealed by The Star on Wednesday

That led to members of the Sharrow Vale Community Association announcing their ‘anger’ at the move.

But today, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for business, Leigh Bramall, has tweeted to say that the council were ‘not aware’ of the hike and would be withdrawing the increase and will look again at finding a ‘proportionate’ fee.

He said: “We weren’t aware of this so we’re withdrawing increase & asking officers to draw up a proportionate level of fee.”