Royal Assent for relaxed Sunday trading

A Bill to relax Sunday trading laws was been given Royal Assent yesterday (Tuesday 1 May).

It means that shops with a “relevant floor area” of more than 280sq m will not be subject to current Sunday trading restrictions during the Olympic Games.

The relaxation will be in place for eight Sundays, from 22 July to 9 September.

Mark Prisk, business minister, said: “Retail workers will keep all their legal protections, such as the right to opt-out of Sunday working, but many will want to take the opportunity to work extra or different hours. I want employers to work with their staff so that we can all make the most of the Olympics.”

Want more stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up for our FREE email newsletter

My Account


Most read