|Type of consultation||White paper|
|Deadline for comments||28/03/2014|
About the consultation
The Economic Development Department (EDD) is inviting Islanders to comment on allowing a trial period for the complete relaxation of Sunday trading laws.
In 2011, the law was changed to allow all shops below a certain size to trade on Sundays. This decision was made following support from a public consultation and the Jersey Annual Social Survey for some relaxation of the Sunday trading rules.
Three years later, the economic environment has changed enormously. The retail industry in Jersey finds itself under great pressure from multi-national companies who have significant economies, and the changing lifestyle demands of technology savvy customers. The number of high street shops closing nearly doubled in 2013.
This white paper demonstrates the Economic Development Minister’s wish to assist the retail sector by removing any barriers surrounding trading on Sundays.
This trial is part of a package of initiatives that have been designed to support the retail sector in Jersey, all of which have been created as part of EDD’s retail development programme.
How to submit comments to the consultation
This consultation is now closed.