It was recently suggested by the British Government, that supermarkets and other shops should have normal trading hours on a Sunday. This means that if the suggestion is put into place, that all shops will be open for longer than the current 6 hours that they are permitted at the moment.
Against the proposal/suggestion
Some people are against the proposal as they deem it to be against some Christian values. But even though this country is deemed to be a Christian one, fewer and fewer people are going to church. This means that those who are against the proposed opening hours are likely to be in a minority, and as we well know, minorities are not always taken into consideration when there’s money to be made.
Some people say that it will merely encourage others to spend more money. This could potentially mean that some people spend more than they can afford, and this could be bad for them. I’m sure that most people will stick to their usual spending, but they will just have more opportunity to spend the cash they have.
For the proposal/suggestion
If shops open for longer hours on a Sunday, it will mean that people are likely to spend more money. This could be great for the economy, as it means more people will head to the shops. What’s more is you’re unlikely to see that mad rush to buy things, just before the shops close at 4pm. Extended hours will ensure just about everyone has time to do their shop on a Sunday.
What’s more is in some cases, knowing that your favourite supermarket is still open, will make you more inclined to pop in and see what’s for sale. This too can help to boost the economy, as you’d be spending money that you wouldn’t have spent otherwise.
Will it only affect shops?
I think other industries may be affected by the change. industrial roofing services , builders, office staff and management for example, may find there’s more demand for work on a Sunday. I guess that this will be up to the business in question as to whether or not they ask their employees to work for longer.
In my opinion, shops should be able to open for longer. They should not be restricted by old and out of date laws. Opening for longer will mean more trade, particularly in tourist areas. More trade can only be beneficial to local and national economies, so bring on the changes I say.