Tel: 01736 795753
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If clients ask – trading hours for retailers

Source: HM Government | | 18/11/2021

There are special rules that govern the trading hours that certain retailers must follow on a Sunday. These rules are defined in the Sunday Trading Act 1994 and apply to shops in England and Wales. The Act restricts the trading hours for retailers with a sales area that exceeds 280 square meters. Small shops in England and Wales are free to open on whatever days and hours they choose. There are no trading hours restrictions in Scotland.

Shops over 280 square metres:

  • Can open on Sundays but only for 6 consecutive hours between 10am and 6pm.
  • Must close on Easter Sunday.
  • Must close on Christmas Day.

Any shop affected by these rules must clearly display their opening hours both inside and outside their shop. There are also certain large shops that are exempt from these rules, including airport and railway station outlets, service station outlets and registered pharmacies.

There are similar rules in Northern Ireland, but large shops can only open between the fixed hours of 1pm and 6pm on a Sunday.



Search Archive


Latest News

Leaving gifts to charity in your Will
20/01/2022 - More...
The government introduced new rules to encourage charitable giving on death in 2012. The rule which

Tax relief for working from home
20/01/2022 - More...
If you are an employee working from home, you may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills

Replacement of domestic items in let property
20/01/2022 - More...
The replacement of domestic items relief has been in place since April 2016. The relief allows

Search

Our Address

Greenwood Wilson
The Old School
The Stennack
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 1QU

Contact Us

tel: 01736 795753
fax: 01736 798642
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mobile Apps

To download our APP search for Informanagement and enter the code Greenwood.

 

Newsletter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news by e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the Newsletter
» Login