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IoD response to the BIS Sunday trading devolution consultation

15 Sep 2015
London high street full with shoppers

The IoD believes that Sunday Trading laws are fundamentally anachronistic, and provide online firms with significant competitive advantage over their bricks and mortar competitors. 

Rules limiting physical stores’ opening hours simply do not work in the 21st century, and changing them would provide a much-needed economic boost to the high street and our city centres thanks to increased tourism and football. While the Government walked back from these proposals amid a backbench rebellion, the IoD hopes we will see the plans to deregulate Sunday trading resurrected.

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