SUMMER BUDGET: BPF comments on devolving powers on Sunday trading

8 Jul 2015

Policy area: Town centre & Retail

Melanie Leech, chief executive of the British Property Federation, commented: “The way we shop has changed beyond all recognition in recent years and Government has struck the right balance between being alive to that and ensuring any further liberalisation of shopping hours is well managed. Longer hours will not suit all places, but equally should not hold other places back. Devolving the decision to a local level and those who know what will be best for their area, in this instance, therefore makes perfect sense.”