Business owners operating inside Middlesbrough bus station say they should be given compensation because a period of renovations to the site has reduced the number of customers passing through.
The station is currently undergoing an upgrade, which means buses will being diverted for up the six weeks. Business owners say takings have fallen by up to 70% and Middlesbrough council should reduce their rent throughout the work.
The council says it has made clear that shops inside the station remain open and is on regular contact with owners on the upgrade progress.
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