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Christmas & New Year Working

Extended hours of trading over Christmas and New Year mean many retail staff find it hard to get a decent break from work to celebrate and spend time with their family and friends.


Christmas Working Survey
We think that retailers should close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, to give retail workers the longest possible break over the festive period. We want to hear more about your experiences and the reality of working in retail over Christmas.
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New Year Working Survey (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
We think that retailers should close early on New Year’s Eve and remain closed on New Year’s Day, to give retail workers the longest possible break over the New Year period. Share your experiences of working in retail over New Year.
Take the survey >>

New Year Working Survey (Scotland)
We think that retailers in Scotland should close early on New Year’s Eve and remain closed on New Year’s Day and January 2nd, to give retail workers the longest possible break over the New Year period. What is your experience of working in retail over New Year?
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