David Cameron rules out plans to relax Sunday trading hours

Kasmira Jefford
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PRIME MINISTER David Cameron yesterday said the government did not plan on permanently relaxing Sunday trading laws, despite sources hinting that there could be a future consultation after the additional hours provided some retailers with a welcome trading boost over the Olympics period.

His comments at Downing Street yesterday came after Conservative MP Mark Pritchard warned in The Sunday Telegraph that a permanent relaxation would be a “major breach of trust” by the Coalition.

Scrapping restrictions has divided both MPs and retailers, with some ministers arguing it could stimulate the economy.