A change to Sunday Trading laws? George Osborne has announced that there will be a consultation on changing Sunday Trading Laws to allow local authorities & mayors to define their own Sunday trading hours.

There are concerns being voiced about the exploitation of workers, the potential reduction in time for people to take proper rest breaks away from work, impacts on family life, communities and leisure opportunities as well as concerns raised by the Church of England.

At the same time others welcome the potential for greater choice, increased flexibility and possibly job creation.

There is legislation that permits shop workers to opt out of Sunday Working and as far as we can see at this stage, there are no plans to change that.

We await the proposal for consultation later this year….

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