May 20, 2012 BBC
A total of £1m will be spent on Birmingham Wholesale Market to keep it at its current location for at least three years, it has been revealed.
The city council said “essential” work was needed on market buildings.
The outgoing Conservative/Lib Dem coalition wanted to move the market as the buildings were “not fit for purpose”, but allocated the funding as a temporary measure.
However, traders fear they will have to foot the bill for the work.
Peter Marshall, chairman of Birmingham Wholesale Fresh Produce Association, said: “We feel that the £1m will be put on our service charges over the next few years.”
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