Sunday trading laws

Sunday Trading Laws Relaxed for the Olympics

Sunday trading laws will be relaxed during the Olympics and Paralympics to allow firms to benefit, the Government has announced. From 22 July to 9 September 2012, Sunday trading laws, which usually stop high-street, mall and retail park stores opening for more than six hours, will be relaxed. Small shops — with a floor area of less than 280 square meters — are already allowed to stay open all day. There are no special Sunday restrictions on what goods can be sold. Prior to the announcement, Chancellor George Osborne told the BBC: “We’ve got the whole world coming to London and the rest of the country for the Olympics. It would be a great shame — particularly when some of the big Olympic events are on Sunday — if the country had a closed for business sign... »