Call You and Yours: Sunday Opening Hours

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Sunday trading laws in England and Wales have been extended for the duration of the Olympics and Paralympics. Larger shops can now trade for more than six hours a day on Sundays. There are suggestions that this could continue after the Games are over to give the economy a much needed boost.

Do you find the current Sunday trading hours inconvenient and wish that the shops were open for longer? Perhaps you attend church on a Sunday and regard it as a sacred day, or as a much needed day off to spend with friends and family.

Will longer opening hours be the final nail in the coffin for the unique character of a Sunday? Do consumer demands now trump the idea of a day of rest?

Are longer opening hours a good way to give the economy a much needed boost? Or do you think they would damage small businesses? If you're a shop owner or you work in retail, what do you think of the idea?

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Presented by Julian Worricker
Produced by Olivia Skinner.

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Tue 14 Aug 2012 12:04

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