Government suffers two defeats in Lords on Immigration Bill – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in bills, employment, immigration, news, parliament, Sunday trading by sally

‘The government has twice been defeated in the Lords over its Immigration Bill, shortly after losing a vote in the Commons on Sunday trading.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Relax Sunday trading laws to help shops, MPs say – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in local government, news, Sunday trading by sally

‘Rules on Sunday opening hours for shops in England and Wales are out of date and need to be relaxed, a group of 200 MPs and council leaders has said.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New legal right for shop workers to refuse longer work hours on Sundays – Daily Telegraph

‘Ministers are changing legislation to give councils the power to extend trading hours in their local areas’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2016

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Telegraph misled readers over NHS x-ray service, press watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2015 in doctors, hospitals, industrial action, media, news, ombudsmen, Sunday trading by tracey

‘The Daily Telegraph misled readers by suggesting NHS radiology departments were closed on Sundays in an article about Justice Secretary Michael Gove breaking his foot, according to a ruling from the Independent Press Standards Organisation.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

10 quirks of Sunday opening – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2015 in news, Sunday trading by sally

‘Chancellor George Osborne is planning to relax a 21-year-old law about shopping on a Sunday. Here are 10 quirks of Sunday trading.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2015

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Budget to propose longer Sunday trading hours – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2015 in budgets, local government, news, Sunday trading by sally

‘Shops in England and Wales could be allowed to open for longer on Sundays, under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2015

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Tribunal wrong on Sunday working decision, but forcing care assistant to work was proportionate, court rules – OUT-LAW.com

‘An employment tribunal was wrong to conclude that refusing to work on a Sunday for religious reasons should not be protected under discrimination law, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th December 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Mba v Merton London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Mba v Merton London Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1562; [2013] WLR (D) 474

‘A provision put in place by a council care home requiring a worker who was a Christian whose genuine belief that Sunday was a day of worship and rest to work on Sundays as rostered discriminated against the worker but was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aim of running the care home effectively.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Christian care worker loses Sunday working discrimination appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 6th, 2013 in appeals, care workers, Christianity, employment, news, Sunday trading by tracey

‘Mba v London Borough Of Merton [2013] EWCA Civ 1562. The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a Christian care worker against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that a requirement that she work on Sundays indirectly discriminated against her on the grounds of religion or belief.’

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Uk Human Rights Blog, 5th December 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Christian Celestina Mba loses Sunday shifts appeal – BBC News

‘A Christian care worker who claimed she was forced to leave her job after refusing to work Sundays because of her faith has lost her legal appeal.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2013

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Christian seeks landmark ruling over Sunday shifts – Daily Telegraph

“Celestina Mba, a Christian care worker, asks the Court of Appeal to rule that she should not be forced by an employer to work on Sundays.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Christian woman to sue for right not to work on Sundays – The Independent

“A devout Christian woman is set to fight for her right not to work on Sunday this week when her case is heard at the Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 20th October 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Act 2012 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in legislation, sport, Sunday trading by sally

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Act 2012 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Trading laws will not be changed for Boxing Day on a Sunday – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2010 in news, Sunday trading by sally

“Shoppers will have their time in the Boxing Day sales halved this year, after a Government minister quashed the retail industry’s plea for Sunday trading laws to be relaxed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

In the age of the internet, why restrict Sunday trading? – The Times

Posted April 20th, 2009 in news, Sunday trading by sally

“The argument over the right to stage two Premier League football matches on Easter Sunday was a stark reminder of the battles fought 15 years ago about the introduction of Sunday trading. Football chiefs have been accused by church leaders of disregarding the importance of religion in the name of profit.”

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The Times, 20th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk