To enhance the Christmas Market and promote regional foods and to levy traders who produce significant levels of waste (e.g. cooking fats) we have redefined our bands for food surcharges. We hope that this will encourage a wider range of original food stalls, encourage healthy eating, and enhance the overall appearance of Lincoln Christmas Market. The surcharges cover our rising costs, with street cleaning and litter collection at the Christmas Market totalling over £30,000 each year. The surcharge also levies those traders with higher margins.
Food surcharges apply for food and drink sold for consumption at the time and they are split into two bands of food types. Food surcharges do not apply for products that are packaged and sold as gifts for consumption away from the market.