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09 March 2016

Rethink of Sunday trading plans is major win for small businesses


Commenting on the House of Commons vote to prevent the extension of Sunday trading hours in England and Wales, Mike Cherry, Policy Director at the Federation of Small Businesses, said:

“Today’s vote in the House of Commons is a major win for small businesses across England and Wales. Our members have been unconvinced of the economic case for relaxing Sunday trading rules and there has been no impact assessment to support the proposals. FSB calls on Ministers to listen to the views of small business and of the House of Commons on this issue.

“The current system can be seen as a great British compromise which allows families to spend time together, employees to work if they wish to, and provides much needed support for smaller retailers within their communities.”

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