Submitted by Joseph Stuart Teasdale on Tuesday 16th November 2021
Published on Monday 22nd November 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 22nd May 2022
Current Signatures: 12
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Scrap Sunday Trading Laws
Given the impact Covid has had on the retail industry, as well the increasing demand for more flexible working hours, it is logical to permit larger shops to open per hours of their choosing like smaller shops do. This would act to boost the economy as shops can open for longer hours on Sunday.
On Sundays, large shops may open for no more than 6 continual hours between the 10am-6pm period. Contrastingly, there are no such rules for smaller shops (under 280 square metres).
Covid has had a serious impact on many sectors, including the retail industry, so the flexibility provided by scrapping Sunday trading laws would enable the industry to regain a more solid foundation. It would also cater more to those working on different schedules due to the pandemic.
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