Government has announced that they intend to change Sunday Trading regulations to allow local authorities to decide whether large stores should be allowed to open later on Sundays. The plans are unnecessary, harmful to small stores and will cause confusion among consumers.
Allowing larger stores to open later on Sundays will serve only to displace trade from small shops to their larger counterparts. Many small stores are at risk as a result of this measure, as they operate very close to the edge of profitability.
67% of the public are in favour of the current Sunday Trading regulations (Populus, September 2015)
Only one in eight people don't feel there is enough time to shop under current Sunday trading hours (Populus, September 2015)
During the temporary liberalisation of Sunday Trading in 2012, retail sales for August fell 0.4% compared to the previous year (BRC/KPMG)
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