Freedom from big retailer monopolies

 

While large chains provide benefits in the form of lower prices and more services, they also have their drawbacks.  Smaller, independent stores are unable to compete and so are disappearing.  This will lead to less choice and less innovation for the consumer.  Our country will also loose these characteristic shops and see them entirely replaced with a few monotonous chains.

Big chains should be encouraged in some areas, such as out of town centres, as they lead to lower prices.  However smaller retailers need supporting.

There should be different tax brackets on the revenue for retailers based on their income.  This should be adjusted so that chains can still exist, but smaller stores can also lower their prices to compete.  

Why is this idea important?

 

While large chains provide benefits in the form of lower prices and more services, they also have their drawbacks.  Smaller, independent stores are unable to compete and so are disappearing.  This will lead to less choice and less innovation for the consumer.  Our country will also loose these characteristic shops and see them entirely replaced with a few monotonous chains.

Big chains should be encouraged in some areas, such as out of town centres, as they lead to lower prices.  However smaller retailers need supporting.

There should be different tax brackets on the revenue for retailers based on their income.  This should be adjusted so that chains can still exist, but smaller stores can also lower their prices to compete.  

remove the opening restictions on Sunday in England and Wales

why are stores only allowed to open for 6 hours on a Sunday?  What kind of half way house is that.  I used to live in Scotalnd where this rule doesn't apply and it's great to ahve the freedom to shop whenever you get the chance.

Why is this idea important?

why are stores only allowed to open for 6 hours on a Sunday?  What kind of half way house is that.  I used to live in Scotalnd where this rule doesn't apply and it's great to ahve the freedom to shop whenever you get the chance.

Licenced hours; Off-sales

The Licencing (Scotland) Act 2005, Section 65, states that alcohol shall not be sold in a premises for which an off-sales licence is in force between the hours of 10.00 p.m. and 10.00 a.m.

 

About once a week I take myself to the local supermarket to purchase groceries.  At weekends I enjoy a glass of red wine at home.  I am a responsible drinker and, as a retired police officer, I am fully aware of the anti-social effects (and health problems) which can be attributed to alcohol abuse. I like to go shopping reasonably early in the morning (say, 8 or 9) to avoid the crowds. 

 

I am unable to buy a bottle of wine before ten in the morning. Therefore I cannot buy alcohol with my shopping.  I fail to see how society benefits from this law and think that it should be repealed.  The law in this respect is outdated.

 

Why is this idea important?

The Licencing (Scotland) Act 2005, Section 65, states that alcohol shall not be sold in a premises for which an off-sales licence is in force between the hours of 10.00 p.m. and 10.00 a.m.

 

About once a week I take myself to the local supermarket to purchase groceries.  At weekends I enjoy a glass of red wine at home.  I am a responsible drinker and, as a retired police officer, I am fully aware of the anti-social effects (and health problems) which can be attributed to alcohol abuse. I like to go shopping reasonably early in the morning (say, 8 or 9) to avoid the crowds. 

 

I am unable to buy a bottle of wine before ten in the morning. Therefore I cannot buy alcohol with my shopping.  I fail to see how society benefits from this law and think that it should be repealed.  The law in this respect is outdated.

 

Eliminate limits on Sunday trading hours

As a capitalist country there should not be limits on retail trading hours, trading hours should be governed by demand not government!  Restricting retail hours on Sundays is against capitalism.  As Christians we complain how other governments have laws based on their religious beliefs when it comes to business yet we do the same. 

Why is this idea important?

As a capitalist country there should not be limits on retail trading hours, trading hours should be governed by demand not government!  Restricting retail hours on Sundays is against capitalism.  As Christians we complain how other governments have laws based on their religious beliefs when it comes to business yet we do the same. 

Repeal ALL Sunday Trading/Behaviour Laws

Be it only being allowed to open a shop exceeding x square feet for six hours, or limitations on hunting rights. The 'Keep Sunday Special' laws have no place in this society.

Why is this idea important?

Be it only being allowed to open a shop exceeding x square feet for six hours, or limitations on hunting rights. The 'Keep Sunday Special' laws have no place in this society.

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?

Stop pedestrianisation mania

The proliferation of ridiculous 'town planning' ventures, which see huge amounts of expensive paving, yellow lines & wavy lines, plant pots, & dubiously appealing plastic architectural 'improvements' crowding our pavements & roads is stopping people:

A. Reaching shops by the simple act of crossing from 1 side of the road to the other

B. Parking anywhere near said shops & being forced to buy online or go to sterile out of town malls

Consequently small shops unique in character are going to the wall in droves as nobody can access their shops!!

Why is this idea important?

The proliferation of ridiculous 'town planning' ventures, which see huge amounts of expensive paving, yellow lines & wavy lines, plant pots, & dubiously appealing plastic architectural 'improvements' crowding our pavements & roads is stopping people:

A. Reaching shops by the simple act of crossing from 1 side of the road to the other

B. Parking anywhere near said shops & being forced to buy online or go to sterile out of town malls

Consequently small shops unique in character are going to the wall in droves as nobody can access their shops!!

Freedom to pick out of rubbish bins and skips

Homeless people, and anyone actually, should be allowed to pick food out of a bin or skip without being guilty of theft. Shops often dump lots of food into their bins because it will be past the "sell by" date the folling day. Unfortunately, I think that taking from a bin is technically theft at present.

It would clearly have to be a bin or skip and breaking entry would not be allowed. There would be an implied acceptance of risk on the part of the food taker and no liability for the food dumper.

Why is this idea important?

Homeless people, and anyone actually, should be allowed to pick food out of a bin or skip without being guilty of theft. Shops often dump lots of food into their bins because it will be past the "sell by" date the folling day. Unfortunately, I think that taking from a bin is technically theft at present.

It would clearly have to be a bin or skip and breaking entry would not be allowed. There would be an implied acceptance of risk on the part of the food taker and no liability for the food dumper.

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.