Minister 'Misleading' Over Mystery Sunday Trading Amendment

Keep Sunday Special have urged MPs not to be taken in by reports that government plans to devolve Sunday trading decisions to local authorities will only be applied to high streets.

While Mr Lewis has suggested in an article in the Telegraph that there had been a ‘last minute change’ to the plans which will benefit town centres over out of town locations, there are in fact no clauses in the Enterprise Bill that ensure or even promote the use of these new powers for high street or town centre locations.

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Chancellor Wrong About Online Shopping and Sunday Trading

Comments made by Chancellor George Osborne about the link between online shopping and Sunday trading have been shown to be wrong and misguided by new polling.

Polling of over 2,000 consumers in January 2016 showed that two thirds of consumers had shopped online in January but not a single person identified Sunday trading hours as a reason why they shopped online instead of on the high street. The Chancellor is the latest of a number of government ministers to make the false link between Sunday trading laws and the growth of internet shopping.

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Keep Sunday Special Hosts Sunday Trading Mass Lobby

Hundreds of concerned retailers, shopworkers and consumers gathered on Monday afternoon in a mass lobby of Parliament to oppose plans to remove Sunday trading laws.

The mass lobby, organised by campaign group Keep Sunday Special, called on MPs from pivotal constituencies in the Sunday trading debate to hear from retailers, shopworkers, faith groups and industry experts on the damage that changes to Sunday trading rules will do to the UK economy and society.

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