Government Confirms Extended Sunday Trading Hours from Autumn 2016

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Anna Soubry, the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, has said that local councils will have the power to offer extended Sunday hours to businesses. The measures are hoped to give local councils the ability to encourage customers to particular high streets and give local retailers more flexibility.

Soubry said:

“Extending Sunday shopping hours has the potential to help businesses and high streets better compete as our shopping habits change.

The rights of shop workers are key to making these changes work in everyone’s interests. We are protecting those who do not wish to work Sundays, and those who do not want to work more than their normal Sunday working hours”.