An unlikely alliance has formed between the Sainsbury’s chief, shop unions and the Church of England over Sunday trading laws.

Conservative ministers are looking to scrap the law that restricts big stores to six hours of trading on a Sunday. This interest in a reform comes after the trading laws were relaxed during the Olympics.

Sainsbury’s chief executive, Justin King has said  ‘Maintaining Sunday’s special status has great merit for our customers and our colleagues, and relaxing Sunday trading laws is certainly not a magic answer to economic regeneration.’

The church are also arguing that the extension of Sunday opening hours will ‘undermine smaller shops and family life.’

Find out more about the opposition to the reform on the Telegraph.

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