In the high volume, low margin wholesale model, increases in operating costs cannot easily be absorbed and can result in increased costs in the food and drink supply chain.
FWD makes the case to the government and regulators for better regulation of businesses in this sector and for it to be necessary, effective and proportionate.
The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy is continuing to review Sunday trading rules, looking at a range of options for change and seeking evidence and stakeholder views. Informal consulta- tion by BEIS this month centred on:
and supporting key workers and vulnerable customers
FWD will continue to work with the Keep Sunday Special campaign to lobby against any changes to Sun- day Trading regulations.