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Sunday Trading

If you are the occupier of a large shop situated in an area designated as a holiday resort, you may give notice to the district council specifying up to 18 Sundays in a year where your shop will be exempt from the rule that you may only open between 13.00 and 18.00 on Sundays.

However, this exemption cannot apply to any Sunday before 1 March or after 30 September, or to Easter Sunday.

Eligibility Criteria

The council must have first designated an area/s as a Holiday Resort.

Only those shops currently classified as large shops (floor space over 280m2) may avail of this exemption. (small shops are already exempt from Sunday closing hours).

There are currently no areas designated as holiday resort in the Mid Ulster District Council area.

Regulation Summary

Sunday Trading legislation 

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

As there are currently no designated areas in the District applications cannot at present be accepted or processed.

Public Register

There is no information on a public register at present as there are no designated holiday areas.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the operator by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Any complaints on how a premises is operated, or if they are operating outside of permitted hours, should be made directly to

Trade Associations