Scrap Sunday opening restrictions

The Government has no business telling people what they can and can't do on Sundays.  If there are enough people who want to shop on Sundays to make it worthwhile opening the shops then shopkeepers should be free to open whenever they want.  The current position is quite illogical.  The principle of Sunday shopping is accepted, and small shops can open all hours; but ludicrous restrictions are put on large shops.  If shopping is OK in a small shop then it's OK in a large one.

Why is this idea important?

The Government has no business telling people what they can and can't do on Sundays.  If there are enough people who want to shop on Sundays to make it worthwhile opening the shops then shopkeepers should be free to open whenever they want.  The current position is quite illogical.  The principle of Sunday shopping is accepted, and small shops can open all hours; but ludicrous restrictions are put on large shops.  If shopping is OK in a small shop then it's OK in a large one.

Scrap Restrictions on Sunday Trading

The current law in the UK (Except Scotland) prevents shops with a floor area of more than 280 square metres (3,000 square feet) opening for more than 6 hours between 10:00 and 18:00.

 This law should be scrapped.  Shops should be allowed to open when they want on Sundays.

Why is this idea important?

The current law in the UK (Except Scotland) prevents shops with a floor area of more than 280 square metres (3,000 square feet) opening for more than 6 hours between 10:00 and 18:00.

 This law should be scrapped.  Shops should be allowed to open when they want on Sundays.

Voting

Governments complain about low turnouts, why?

We always vote on a thursday when most people are at work.

Why can you not change the law so that all general election votes are done on a sat and sun.

 

Why is this idea important?

Governments complain about low turnouts, why?

We always vote on a thursday when most people are at work.

Why can you not change the law so that all general election votes are done on a sat and sun.

 

FREE UP SUNDAY TRADING

Remove all special restrictions on trading on Sundays and religious holidays.

We need to get away from the idea that everything that is not forbidden is compulsory. And we need to stop thinking that particular types of employee or sizes of shop need protection from competition. People and businesses should get on in the market place.

Also, our laws are daft. How can there be a moral wrong in trading just because you have an area of a certain size and have already been open for 6 hours.

We should not let lobby groups prevent innocent activities, like shopping.

Why is this idea important?

Remove all special restrictions on trading on Sundays and religious holidays.

We need to get away from the idea that everything that is not forbidden is compulsory. And we need to stop thinking that particular types of employee or sizes of shop need protection from competition. People and businesses should get on in the market place.

Also, our laws are daft. How can there be a moral wrong in trading just because you have an area of a certain size and have already been open for 6 hours.

We should not let lobby groups prevent innocent activities, like shopping.

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?

Repeal The Sunday Observance Act 1780

The act prohibits admission to a building on a Sunday for payment.

The act prohibits "public entertainment" & "amusement" on a Sunday (when paying for entry)

The act prohibits differential pricing of food and drink on Sundays compared to other days.

Any person advertising the above shall be libel to a fine of £50.

Why is this idea important?

The act prohibits admission to a building on a Sunday for payment.

The act prohibits "public entertainment" & "amusement" on a Sunday (when paying for entry)

The act prohibits differential pricing of food and drink on Sundays compared to other days.

Any person advertising the above shall be libel to a fine of £50.

Sunday Trading Act 1994

In July 1994, a compromise law was introduced that prohibited big shops from opening for more than 6 hours on a Sunday, this suggestion would repeal that law, and allow businesses to decide whether to open on Sunday or not.

Why is this idea important?

In July 1994, a compromise law was introduced that prohibited big shops from opening for more than 6 hours on a Sunday, this suggestion would repeal that law, and allow businesses to decide whether to open on Sunday or not.

Sunday trading should be the same as weekday trading

Shops should be given freedom to choose whether they wish to open on a Sunday, and not restricted in this decision by the Sunday Trading Act (1994) which only permits large stores to do so (for a certain time period).

The only justification I can see for not permitting Sunday trade is on religious grounds (i.e with Sunday being the Sabbath) so please bring up some more reasons in your comments if there are others

Why is this idea important?

Shops should be given freedom to choose whether they wish to open on a Sunday, and not restricted in this decision by the Sunday Trading Act (1994) which only permits large stores to do so (for a certain time period).

The only justification I can see for not permitting Sunday trade is on religious grounds (i.e with Sunday being the Sabbath) so please bring up some more reasons in your comments if there are others

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.