Campaigning to retain the existing Sunday Trading regulations

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Keep Sunday Special is a campaign coalition group set up by Dr Michael Schluter CBE in 1985. It brings together the retail sector, trades unions, politicians, faith and community groups and concerned individuals. 


John Ashcroft (media contact)
Email: [email protected]
No. 01223 909409

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is the voice of over 33,500 local shops, supporting our members through effective lobbying, comprehensive advice and innovative networking opportunities.

Our membership includes a diverse range of convenience store retailers, from stand-alone family run independent stores to symbol groups to multiple convenience stores. These retailers operate in neighbourhoods, villages, on petrol forecourts and in city centres.

Chris Noice (media contact)
Email: [email protected]
No. 01252 533013

Edward Woodall (parliamentary contact)
Email: [email protected]
No. 01252 533014

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fourth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. We are the major retail trade union and most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

David Williams (media contact)
Email: [email protected]
No. 07798 696603

Michael Wheeler (parliamentary contact)
Email: [email protected]
No. 0161 249 2452

A Christian Presence in Every Community. The church's Mission and Public Affairs Division represents the church's views on social policy and has consistently argued that deregulation of shop hours damages community and family life.

Malcolm Brown
Email: [email protected]
No. 020 7898 1468

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) was founded in 1919 and is one of Europe’s largest retail employer’s associations with over 15,000 independent news and convenience retailers in membership throughout the UK and Ireland.

Adrian Roper
Email: [email protected]
No. 020 7253 4225

Members of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors supply food and drink and other products to over 400,000 retail and catering businesses, including 72,000 small shops. They help their customers to thrive with category support, business advice, tailored product ranges and competitive pricing.

David Visick
Email: [email protected]
No. 01323 724952

The National Federation of SubPostmasters (NFSP) is an independent membership organisation representing subpostmasters and operators across the UK.

David McConnell
Email: [email protected]
No. 07894 619238

The Evangelical Alliance joins together hundreds of organisations, thousands of churches and tens of thousands of individuals to make Jesus known. Representing our members since 1846, the Evangelical Alliance is the oldest and largest evangelical unity movement in the UK. United in mission and voice, we exist to serve and strengthen the work of the church in our communities and throughout society.

Danny Webster (head of public policy)
[email protected]
07766 444 650

Relationships Foundation have hosted the Keep Sunday Special campaign for over 20 years. We believe that a good society is built on good relationships, from family and community to public service and business. We study the effect that culture, business and government have on relationships and create new ideas for strengthening social connections and campaign on issues where relationships are being undermined.

John Ashcroft
[email protected]
07952 357421

CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) is a Christian charity seeking to uphold human dignity and to support the most vulnerable people in society, engaging with politicians in the UK Parliaments & Assemblies and promoting Christian community-based initiatives.

Jonathan Williams
[email protected]
020 3957 7891

Bira work as the voice of independent retail businesses, fighting for a level playing field for the independent sector. They provide support on areas of strain like business rates, parking and staffing and offer savings on key business outgoings like card processing, business insurance, legal advice and more.

Emily Bridgewater (Media Contact)
[email protected]
07875 678855