Only a small item but a helpful one for our economy.
Having looked at the legislation in question (something tells me nobody else will as nobody seems to have ever done it before) in its entirety I do not see any severe, detrimental, and unintended consequences from this, although I am happy to be corrected
I don't see any reason why shops shouldn't open on Sunday if they want
There is no large economic benefit to relaxing Sunday trading laws, if anything, it can damage smaller businesses.
Furthermore, making Sunday a mandatory working day this can infringe on the rights of religious people working who may be bound by contract to now work on this day.
Aye; businesses ought to be free to operate on Sundays, if they so wish.
A strong Aye from me. This could be very good for business.
Aye. Hopefully this will, at least to some extent, help the high street compete with online firms.
No, this is an unwise decision. This would extend the advantage inherent to large businesses and have a large cost towards smaller businesses. We ought to be encouraging people to trade, especially smaller businesses, with the high street struggling as it is.
I urge my fellow members to vote this down.
I support this bill and see no compelling reason why these restrictions should remain in place.