Sunday trading

The Sunday Trading Act 1994 places a general restriction on the opening of large shops on Sundays.

The hours of opening are restricted to a six hour continuous period between the hours of 10am and 6pm.

Loading and/or unloading from such stores on a Sunday is prohibited before 9 am, unless specific consent is given by the Local Authority.

A public register is held by the Local Authority giving details of the name and address of such shops and the permitted hours of opening.

There are exceptions to the Act. Further details can be obtained by contacting Environmental Health on 0151 691 8069.


To apply for permission to trade on a Sunday contact Environmental Health on 0151 691 8069.


Sunday Trading Act 1994

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