Shop Trading Hours Act 1990

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Part 2 Trading on Easter Sunday

Part 2: inserted, on 30 August 2016, by section 15 of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 39).

Subpart 1—Local Easter Sunday shop trading policies

Subpart 1: inserted, on 30 August 2016, by section 15 of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 39).

5A Territorial authority may have local Easter Sunday shop trading policy

(1)

A territorial authority may have a local Easter Sunday shop trading policy to permit shops to open on Easter Sunday in an area comprising—

(a)

the whole of its district; or

(b)

any part or parts of its district.

(2)

A local Easter Sunday shop trading policy under subsection (1) may not—

(a)

permit shops to open only for some purposes; or

(b)

permit only some types of shops in the area to open; or

(c)

specify times at which shops may or may not open; or

(d)

include any other conditions as to the circumstances in which shops in the area may open.

(3)

Nothing in subsection (2) is intended to limit the territorial authority’s power to control any of the matters in subsection (2)(a) to (d) under any other enactment.

(4)

A local Easter Sunday shop trading policy under subsection (1)(b) must include either or both of the following:

(a)

a map of the area:

(b)

a clear description of the boundaries of the area so that they are easily identifiable in practice.

(5)

However, where a local Easter Sunday shop trading policy includes both a map and a description of the area and there is an inconsistency between the map and the description, the description prevails.

Section 5A: inserted, on 30 August 2016, by section 15 of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 39).