Extended retail opening hours could boost footfall, say LCCI

Tuesday 1 December 2020

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today welcomed the Government announcing that retailers will be able to extend their daily opening hours from Monday to Saturday in the run up to Christmas and through January.

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, said: “I’m sure that many retailers would welcome the chance to trade for longer during December and January.  But others will likely need to see whether this leads to increased footfall locally, as there is of course extra cost associated with longer opening.

“Whilst many of London’s high streets could benefit from longer trading hours, it could especially be an opportunity to safely return footfall and related trade to central London and its public transport network.”