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Topic: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: 9VSPO
Posted 2006-07-06 20:45:17 and read 1608 times.

Shops in England and Wales will not be allowed to open for longer on Sundays, the government has announced.

Large stores such as Ikea, Asda and Next had hoped to increase the current six-hour limit on Sunday opening and become deregulated, as in Scotland. But following consultation, Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling rejected their call.

What do you think about Sunday trading? Are you in favour of the shops opening for longer or not?

Topic: RE: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: RichardPrice
Posted 2006-07-06 20:47:45 and read 1608 times.

Im not religious, so I see no real need to be limited by others religious beliefs.

Just mandate 2 full 24 hour periods off a week, with minimum 12 hours between shifts, and let each worker decide how much they are willing to work.

Topic: RE: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: LTBEWR
Posted 2006-07-06 22:21:32 and read 1586 times.

We still have Sunday closings or limits on hours of operations of large stores except for food supermakets or products that can be sold in certain areas of the USA. Also most states tend to not allow or limit the hours of sales of alcoholic beverages on Sundays.
Where I live in New Jersey, Bergen County, which has 2 major malls only allows supermarkets for food sales, resturants, gas stations, small hardware stores and the like to be open on Sunday. Clothing, appliances, household goods for examples (even within a supermarket) cannot be sold on Sunday. The practice continues long after the state ended it's laws and left it up to local counties and municipalities. Bergen County still continues Sunday closing as a vestige of the hold of the religious right and to give the locals a break from the traffic at the malls and other adjacent shopping areas. Of course, all one needs to do is drive a few miles to an adacent county or into NY City/NY State to do full Sunday shopping. Perhaps the hours limits were and contiune in England, other places in the world to encourage people to go to church on Sunday (yea, right).

Topic: RE: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: Melpax
Posted 2006-07-08 05:57:40 and read 1570 times.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 2):
We still have Sunday closings or limits on hours of operations of large stores except for food supermakets or products that can be sold in certain areas of the USA. Also most states tend to not allow or limit the hours of sales of alcoholic beverages on Sundays

Here in Melbourne, trading hours are unrestiricted for the most part. The only days that stores, with the execptions of gas stations & the like must close are Good Friday, Easter sunday, Christmas Day & Anzac Day from 12AM to 1PM. Nearly all large supermarkets here are open until midnight 7 days a week & there some supermarkets & Kmarts that are open 24/7. It wasn't always like this - there was an owner of a small hardware store who was sent to jail in the 80's for not paying fines for opening on sundays.

Topic: RE: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2006-07-08 06:01:13 and read 1569 times.

I think it is pathetic that the scots can do as they please, but us brits (effectively ruled by the same government) have to make do with what we have.....  banghead 



Lee

Topic: RE: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: Nighthawk
Posted 2006-07-08 14:41:36 and read 1555 times.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
I think it is pathetic that the scots can do as they please, but us brits (effectively ruled by the same government) have to make do with what we have.....

Yet another reason why Scotland is so much better than england  duck 

Topic: RE: Sunday Trading Limits To Remain In England & Wales
Username: 9VSPO
Posted 2006-07-08 15:07:21 and read 1549 times.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
Yet another reason why Scotland is so much better than england

Not really. I prefer Sunday to stay 'special'. Many shop workers hate working sundays but feel forced into it. Why people feel the need to go and shop for something when they already have 6 days to do it? Is it not enough time? Give me a break.  Yeah sure

On a sunday evening now all you see is a big long queue outside KFC. What happened to the days when the family used to sit down to a home cooked sunday dinner? It's no wonder society is falling apart.


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