Articles in the Daily Mail, The Sun and Nottingham Post this week are inaccurate in suggesting that the refurbished Sneinton Market in Nottingham, which benefitted from EU funds, only has three traders out of 46 because of “EU rules restricting the stalls from having tills”.
The rules for the current use of the units were not imposed by the EU.
There are no EU rules which prevent the use of tills on market stalls, either in general or in projects receiving EU funding.
The 46 units in question in Nottingham are not retail market stalls and were not even before the refurbishment.
In fact, they are former wholesale units that will now provide workspace and studios for creative SMEs.