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News

August 2020
News > Society

Controversial Sunday trading proposals have been dropped

The government’s controversial plan to further liberalise the Sunday trading laws has been dropped. A relaxation of existing rules on Sunday trading was being considered as part of a range of measures to help the economy recover from the coronavirus lockdown. There was strong opposition to the proposal, with campaign groups such as CARE…

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News

July 2020
News > Society

Proposals to relax Sunday trading laws

The government is considering suspending the Sunday trading laws for one year to boost the economy after the lockdown, according to reports. But the Labour Party opposes the suggestion, arguing that it won’t help the economy, and it would have a big impact on retail staff. Labour’s Lisa Nandy said, ‘[Workers] are deeply worried…

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Article

June 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

God is no man’s debtor

In the 1960s I was engaged to a young lady whose father was a self-employed mechanic. He purchased a plot of land and obtained permission from the local planning authority to construct a garage complete with car showroom, vehicle repair workshop, MOT testing facility and petrol sales forecourt. He entered into a financial agreement…

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News

July 2017
News

Society – Sunday trading turned down in NI

Councillors have voted against increasing Sunday trading in Belfast, following concerns that family life would suffer. Belfast City Council’s strategic policy and resources committee rejected the proposal in May by twelve votes to three. The proposal was to designate Belfast as a ‘holiday resort’, under the Northern Ireland’s Shops Order 1997 and allow all-day…

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