- 3 Nov 2014 3:00 AM
The MBSZ said in a statement that such restrictions would force businesses to lay off at least 35,000 people, while cutting sales and revenue from sales tax.
Catering businesses would be especially hard hit, it added. The MBSZ said applying the restriction only to businesses bigger than 400 square metres was discriminative.
György Vámos, head of the National Trade Association OKSZ, gave a lower estimate, of 15,000-20,000, for the number of people that could be laid off as a result of keeping shops closed on Sunday.
Vámos cited earlier representative surveys which showed that about half of the respondents supported shops being open on Sundays.
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