Devolving powers to extend Sunday trading

The Government has announced that it will go ahead with its plan to devolve the power to extend Sunday trading hours in England and Wales to local authorities.

In August 2015 the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills published a consultation seeking views on options to devolve the power to extend Sunday trading hours to local areas. The consultation closed on 16 September 2015.

In our blog on the consultation, we questioned whether giving power to councils would in fact boost the economy and the extent of the public support for extension of shopping hours on Sundays.

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Hannah Robbins

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I am a very experienced employment lawyer and advocate in tribunal. I act on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.