Black & blue Friday

in Economy on November 30, 2015

You may love it, you may hate it. You may have bagged a bargain you didn’t even know you wanted. Either way, you can’t argue that since its full-scale introduction to the UK in 2013, Black Friday has marked the start of the busy festive shopping season.

Records tumble each year. Christmas presents (pun intended) the biggest opportunity in the business calendar. That said, it’s not all good news…

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Sunday: a day of rest?

in Economy on November 14, 2015

Sunday trading has always been contentious.

Since the Sunday Trading Act 1994, shops bigger than 280m2 (3,000ft2) – typically the size of a convenience store or independent shop – have been limited to 6 hours of trading on a Sunday (between 10am – 6pm).

Over here at Rotaready, we don’t run any shops (!) but many of our clients do. Before looking at what we can do to help, let’s take a look at the main arguments for and against relaxing the rules.

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