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Sunday Trading Act 1994

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4(1)A person who is, or proposes to become, the occupier of a large shop may give notice to the local authority for the area in which the shop is situated—

(a)stating that he proposes to open the shop on Sunday for the serving of retail customers, and

(b)specifying a continuous period of six hours, beginning no earlier than 10 a.m. and ending no later than 6 p.m., as the permitted Sunday opening hours in relation to the shop.

(2)The occupier of a shop in respect of which notice has been given under sub-paragraph (1) above may, by a subsequent notice—

(a)specify permitted Sunday opening hours that could be specified under sub-paragraph (1)(b) above but are different from those specified in the earlier notice, or

(b)cancel the earlier notice.

(3)A notice under this paragraph shall not take effect until the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which it is given, unless the local authority agree that it is to take effect at the end of a shorter period.

(4)A notice under this paragraph shall cease to have effect when superseded by a subsequent notice or cancelled as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b) above.

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