DTI presents case for closing shops at Christmas

DTI has announced proposals to prevent large stores trading on Christmas Day
and spoiling the festive season for workers.

Government will now enter into consultation with the industry over the plans
that are designed to preserve the special nature of the day for employees in
the sector.

minister Alan Johnson said the regulations would protect shop workers from
being forced to work over Christmas.

the proposals small stores would still be permitted to open and the DTI is
seeking input from across the sector.


By Ross Wigham

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