Sunday trading licences
Large shops must:
- specify the six hours of trading on a Sunday which must be between the hours of 10.00 to 18.00, and
- provide a sign visible both internally and externally specifying the times of trading.
- remain closed on Easter Sunday (and on Christmas Day when it falls on a Sunday).
Small shops are not covered by these restrictions and can open freely.
The Sunday Trading Act 1994 also includes specific measures to protect the rights of shop workers who do not wish to work on Sunday.
Apart from the restrictions mentioned above, it is left to individual owners to determine their opening hours in the light of customer demand.