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Why don’t your stores open longer on a Sunday?
In England and Wales, the Sunday Trading Act 1994 means all stores over 3000 square feet have to be registered for Sunday Trading with their local authority. These stores can only open on a selected 6 hours on a Sunday between 10am and 6pm.
Stores within railway stations are excluded from this.
Stores in Northern Ireland which are over 3,000 sq ft can only trade between 1pm and 6pm on Sundays.
The Sunday Trading Act does not affect stores in Scotland.
Check out our store locator to see if this applies to your local store.