The Chancellor George Osbourne will deliver the first Conservative Budget in 20 years on Wednesday 8th July.
It is expected that Osbourne will use tomorrows Budget to unveil plans to devolve powers to mayors or councils to decide for themselves what the rule over trading hours should be in their areas. Which could see shops and supermarkets being allowed to open for longer on Sundays.
Long gone are the days when the only shop open on a Sunday was the local newsagent, open for a few hours in the morning for people to grab a paper or a pint of milk to then go home and spend the day with their family.
Also expected in tomorrow’s Budget:
We will be reporting on this once the Budget has taken place tomorrow.