Passport renewals

I have just renewed my British passport which had eight months remaining but will be under the required six months remaining during a forthcoming overseas trip, so I had no choice but to renew. I notice that the new passport runs from the date of application and not the date of expiry of my current passport. This effectively means that my ten year passport was actually only valid for 9 years and 4 months. Doesn’t feel like an equitable way to treat those of us that are compliant and follow the rules!

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Act 2012

The Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Act will temporarily suspend Sunday trading laws from 22 July 2012 to the end of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012. The suspension will mean that shops with a floor space of more than 280 square metres will not have any restrictions on Sunday opening hours for eight weeks. After this period, the restrictions will revert back to the current position. Source: CIPD