Supermarkets lobby to extend pre-Christmas Sunday trading hours

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Supermarket bosses have launched a bid to extend Sunday trading hours in the lead up to Christmas.

Major grocers including Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have urged government ministers in recent weeks to allow stores to open for more than six hours on Sundays in December.

The supermarkets have warned ministers they could otherwise be putting shoppers’ safety at risk amid the pandemic, as consumers rush to stores to do their Christmas food shop, as originally reported by Sky News.

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