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Proposals to change Sunday trading hours

Sunday trading hours could change – we want to know what people think

In response to changing shopping habits the Government has put forward proposals to devolve Sunday trading laws to allow greater flexibility over the hours that large shops can stay open.

This September South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will submit a joint response to the proposals, however before doing so we want to hear how residents and local businesses may be affected if these changes go ahead.

Under current arrangements large shops with more than 280 square metres floor space can only open for up to six hours between 10am and 6pm on a Sunday, while smaller premises are free to open all day.

The Government hopes that by allowing local flexibility for Sunday trading, consumers will be offered more choice when to shop locally, businesses will have more freedom on opening hours and staff greater opportunity to work on a Sunday.

Anyone wanting to have their say on the proposals for Sunday trading should visit http://tinyurl.com/sunday-trading-hours by Thursday 10 September.


South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 540300

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