BLACKBURN Market traders have won a partial victory over backdated rises in council service charges after threatening revolt.
The council has reduced the new fees and halved the amount it will charge stallholders in a retrospective increase for last year.
It has also given them four months to pay from March 1 instead of the orginal plan to collect the arrears in one lump sum last month.
In December, Blackburn with Darwen property boss Dave Harling told traders of the increase and the backdating which threatened to land stallholders with bills for hundreds of pounds for 2012.
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