Sunday shopping is a-ok

Stat of the day: £200m - additional retail spending expected while Sunday trading regulations are liften during the Olympics.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Retailers haven't exactly had the easiest start to the year, so they were suitably mollified when the Chancellor announced plans to lift Sunday trading regulations during the period the Olympics and Paralympics are held. That means for the eight Sundays from July 22, shops will be able to stay open for longer than the six hours designated by current Sunday trading laws. According to the Government, that could raise an estimated £200m for retailers. Not bad.

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