Summer Budget: Extending Sunday trading means big business for large retailers

Summer Budget: Extending Sunday trading means big...

Local councils and mayors will be given increased powers to implement new Sunday trading hours.

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Commenting on today’s announcement in the Chancellor’s summer budget, that local councils and mayors will be given increased powers to implement new Sunday trading hours, David McCorquodale, KPMG head of retail said:

“I welcome the prospect of longer shop opening hours on Sundays for the larger stores. To offer a true omni-channel experience, retailers ought to have the freedom to have all channels open without restrictions to deliver what their customers want. The market and consumer demand will determine the hours.” 

 

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