Trading Standards - Sunday Trading
If you want to open your shop on Sundays you need to be aware that there are restrictions on the number of hours you can open for. Small shops are exempt from these restrictions. If the retail area of your shop is less than 280 square metres then you can open for as long as you wish. However, large shops (with a retail area of over 280 square metres) are only allowed to open for any 6 hours on Sundays between the hours of 10am and 6pm. They are not allowed to open on Easter Sunday (or Christmas Day when it falls on a Sunday).
You must display the Sunday opening times both inside and outside your shop.
- Public Houses, Off-Licences and take-aways (opening hours for these are governed by their licence requirements)
- Chemists and pharmacies (where only medical goods are sold)
- Shops in railway stations
- Petrol filling stations and service areas
- Motor accessory shops
- Farm shops
- Exhibition stands
or further inforamtion visit Trading hours for retailers Trading hours for retailers
If you wish to complain about a trader then please contact Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.
If you are a business and want further advice please contact 0845 330 3313.