Sunday trading laws could be scrapped during lockdown in a bid to rebuild Britain’s economy – The Sun

SUNDAY trading laws could be scrapped under plans to kick start Britain’s economic recovery.

The PM wants to help businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis – and is looking at overhauling restrictions on opening hours.

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More than 40 MPs have backed a campaign to end the law which limit stores larger than 3,000 sq ft to six hours of opening on a Sunday.

Supermarket chiefs want more flexible hours during the lockdown so NHS staff and vulnerable customers can have more time — and to shorten queues, which would help maintain social distancing.

Boris Johnson said: “There will be loads of opportunities to do things differently to get the economy moving.

"People are learning to work differently and we have to help them.

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“We are looking at Sunday trading, as we did in the 2012 Olympics.

"Why not start being flexible on things. If there is social distancing in shops, convenient for people, let’s look at that .

“But there are all sorts of ways in which we can start doing things differently and better.”


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