END RESTRICTIONS ON SUNDAY TRADING

Allow all retailers to open their premises on all Sundays without restriction. Whether or not to open on Sundays and for how long should be a business decision made in consultation with and preferably by agreement with the staff concerned. Existing protections in employment law for staff who wish to observe Sunday as a holy day should be retained.

Why is this idea important?

Allow all retailers to open their premises on all Sundays without restriction. Whether or not to open on Sundays and for how long should be a business decision made in consultation with and preferably by agreement with the staff concerned. Existing protections in employment law for staff who wish to observe Sunday as a holy day should be retained.

Remove the Sunday trading act 1994

I feel that the Sunday Trading Act 1994 should be removed. Majopr retailers should not be allowed to trade at all on a Sunday. This will help re-install family values, it will encouarge people to spend time toghther as families. By all shops being restricted to this law it would ensre fairness. Small business would still be able to suceed in the marktet place, and big business can reduce some costs. The good that this would do our country is almost impossible to measure.

Why is this idea important?

I feel that the Sunday Trading Act 1994 should be removed. Majopr retailers should not be allowed to trade at all on a Sunday. This will help re-install family values, it will encouarge people to spend time toghther as families. By all shops being restricted to this law it would ensre fairness. Small business would still be able to suceed in the marktet place, and big business can reduce some costs. The good that this would do our country is almost impossible to measure.

Repeal the Sunday Trading laws

As a regular chuch goer I see no reason at all not to let shops open on a Sunday. We now live in a 24/7 world where we expect all services and facilities to be available at all times. Alow shops to open on a Sunday if they wish – it would not be compulsory. Why can't I pop to my local supermarket before the early service on Sunday or even on my way home from the evening service?

Why is this idea important?

As a regular chuch goer I see no reason at all not to let shops open on a Sunday. We now live in a 24/7 world where we expect all services and facilities to be available at all times. Alow shops to open on a Sunday if they wish – it would not be compulsory. Why can't I pop to my local supermarket before the early service on Sunday or even on my way home from the evening service?

Make residents in independent care homes subject to the Human Rights Act

How unjust that convicted criminals in UK prisons are permitted their human rights (frequently claiming massive compensation for the 'terrible' indignity of slopping out, poor dentistry etc ) while law abiding pensioners who reside in a private care home are not.

Stories of cruelty and neglect that cannot be prosecuted under the Human Rights Act are becoming more common as these residents (unlike those referred there by a local authority or residing in a local authority care home) are not protected by the law.

Although very recent changes mean that from October 2010 those living within a private residential home will be able to make a complaint to an independent ombudsman via their local authority it is still not the same automatic right via the Human Rights Act afforded to criminals.

It seems incredibly inhumane for this to be the case in our ‘decent society’. I urge people to demand that the government change the law.

If criminals continue to be given their Human Rights then no law abiding citizen should be denied them.

Why is this idea important?

How unjust that convicted criminals in UK prisons are permitted their human rights (frequently claiming massive compensation for the 'terrible' indignity of slopping out, poor dentistry etc ) while law abiding pensioners who reside in a private care home are not.

Stories of cruelty and neglect that cannot be prosecuted under the Human Rights Act are becoming more common as these residents (unlike those referred there by a local authority or residing in a local authority care home) are not protected by the law.

Although very recent changes mean that from October 2010 those living within a private residential home will be able to make a complaint to an independent ombudsman via their local authority it is still not the same automatic right via the Human Rights Act afforded to criminals.

It seems incredibly inhumane for this to be the case in our ‘decent society’. I urge people to demand that the government change the law.

If criminals continue to be given their Human Rights then no law abiding citizen should be denied them.

Trading Laws

Our archaic trading laws, particularly Sunday trading have evolved from the pressure of the christian churches. The UK is no longer a christian country, and these trading laws should now  be swept away.

Shops should be allowed to trade at whatever times they choose. Clearly some restridtions should be imposed on trading during the quiet hours – between 11pm to 7 am for example, other than that there should be little restrictions.

The existing laws are contradictoary – airlines and other transport can operate at any time subject to night restrictions, TV ,radio and internet services operate on a 24 hour basis . All these services are trading . And yet I cannot buy a pot of paint at a DIY store on Easter Sunday.

If you cannot change these laws which are so obviously archaic -then there is little hope of you making any difference at all. 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Our archaic trading laws, particularly Sunday trading have evolved from the pressure of the christian churches. The UK is no longer a christian country, and these trading laws should now  be swept away.

Shops should be allowed to trade at whatever times they choose. Clearly some restridtions should be imposed on trading during the quiet hours – between 11pm to 7 am for example, other than that there should be little restrictions.

The existing laws are contradictoary – airlines and other transport can operate at any time subject to night restrictions, TV ,radio and internet services operate on a 24 hour basis . All these services are trading . And yet I cannot buy a pot of paint at a DIY store on Easter Sunday.

If you cannot change these laws which are so obviously archaic -then there is little hope of you making any difference at all. 

 

 

Sunday trading

Sunday should be a day of rest for everybody .

First nobody like's to work Sunday , I have a retail business and it is so difficult to find somebody to work Sundays , so I closed on Sunday and if client want to buy they come during the week, and none of my client have said to me I should open Sundays . Furthermore when I speak about it to my client , they answers are WHAT A GOOS IDEAS !!

The opening on  Sundays comes frome the big stores food, This big companies have a say on all this and it is just not fair . 

Sunday should be a day with the familly , ask yourself why most of familly in the UK brake down , they is no familly time !!

Why is this idea important?

Sunday should be a day of rest for everybody .

First nobody like's to work Sunday , I have a retail business and it is so difficult to find somebody to work Sundays , so I closed on Sunday and if client want to buy they come during the week, and none of my client have said to me I should open Sundays . Furthermore when I speak about it to my client , they answers are WHAT A GOOS IDEAS !!

The opening on  Sundays comes frome the big stores food, This big companies have a say on all this and it is just not fair . 

Sunday should be a day with the familly , ask yourself why most of familly in the UK brake down , they is no familly time !!

Abolish Sunday trading restrictions

Sunday trading laws, as currently established in the Sunday Trading Act 1994, restrict the right of traders to operate on Sunday within England and Wales.

Currently, shops may open for business, as they and their customers wish, at any other time of the week.  But on Sunday, shops larger than 280m² may only open for up to six hours between 10am and 6pm.

In Scotland, Sunday trading is fully deregulated and shops may open to serve customers who wish to shop whenever they choose.

Workers' rights to a weekly rest period are enshrined in the EU Working Time Directive.  The rights of workers who prefer not to work on a Sunday in Scotland are protected by the Sunday Working (Scotland) Act 2003, and in England and Wales by the Sunday Trading Act 1994.  These rights should be retained.

Why is this idea important?

Sunday trading laws, as currently established in the Sunday Trading Act 1994, restrict the right of traders to operate on Sunday within England and Wales.

Currently, shops may open for business, as they and their customers wish, at any other time of the week.  But on Sunday, shops larger than 280m² may only open for up to six hours between 10am and 6pm.

In Scotland, Sunday trading is fully deregulated and shops may open to serve customers who wish to shop whenever they choose.

Workers' rights to a weekly rest period are enshrined in the EU Working Time Directive.  The rights of workers who prefer not to work on a Sunday in Scotland are protected by the Sunday Working (Scotland) Act 2003, and in England and Wales by the Sunday Trading Act 1994.  These rights should be retained.