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.

HTA October 2017 - managing plant health

For the first time, all professional dealing with plants are coming together to try and prevent the outbreak of Xyella. They will all have to start being careful where they get their plants from.

Advice on valuing garden centres

This note covers three key areas that garden centre owners should take into account when valuing their garden centre business, namely the land and buildings, trade fixtures and fittings and the market perception of the trading potential excluding personal goodwill.

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