Sunday Trading – comments, updates and links

A review of the initial responses to the government consultation on the devolution of Sunday trading

On Wednesday, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, (BIS) and the Department of Communities and Local Government launched a six-week consultation on Sunday trading, a summary of which is included in an earlier post. As the leader in Church Times on 10 July pointed out “[t]here are no new arguments about Sunday trading,” and it is probably too soon for formal responses to have been drafted, agreed and published. Nevertheless, spokespersons from a number of organizations have been prompted by the media into issuing statements, a selection of which is listed below. Continue reading