Document 1 March 2016

A guide to Sunday Trading rules for retailers

The Sunday Trading Act 1994 sets out the current laws for trading on sunday and these are summarised here. These are under review at the current time and a Bill called the Enterprise Bill, is currently going through Parliament. If passed this will give powers to Local Authorities to extend sunday trading hours in their constituencies if they wish. The bill is subject too much debate and the HTA is campaigning hard to get the rules relaxed for garden centres. For more information about this campaign please visit the HTA Policy Page.