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Market hall
Started by: blackrodweaver (538) Report abuse
Just seen this post on Facebook re Market Hall

Lots of sad stall holders in the market in Wigan today all because the council want to increase there rents by 20%..what happened to the millions of pounds the council have to do the market up ..stall holders been told they can't afford to pay for them to be moved..?

anyone know if there is any truth in it

Posted by: tomplum (4938)  Report abuse
I recently did a job for a Marketeer, he does Wigan Bury,Bolton and Rawthenstall, He told me that. Wigan bend over backwards to give stall holders incentives to trade in Wigan, While Bolton and Bury charge high rents and you have to buy the lease as well to trade there, But, their Markets are buzzing with life, Wigan Market is Dire, Its not the council,Its not the stall owners, they move on because they can't earn a living, Its Wiganers are not shopping in the markets anymore,

Posted by: mindar (1139) Report abuse
vat on rent

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3069) Report abuse
Just a 'thought'

The owd Morrisons building is empty at that end of The Galleries and by doing this VAT thing and in effect putting the rents up by 20% and blaming 'Her Majesties Customs and Revenues' for having to doo it, then that will get rid of a number of Market Traders in one wicked swoop, then they can close Market Hall down, blame government for it and demolish the bottom end of The Galleries (which is what they want to do) and start again down there


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