June 12, 2020 / 9:29 PM / 24 days ago

UK PM faces cabinet backlash on plans to suspend Sunday trading laws -The Times

June 12 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a cabinet backlash over plans to suspend Sunday trading laws with three ministers warning him against it, The Times newspaper reported.

Some lawmakers wrote a letter to the prime minister saying the move will attract opposition and raised concerns about legislation which is being tabled as part of the coronavirus recovery bill, the newspaper reported.

The bill includes a measure to grant cafes and pubs fast-track approval to serve food and drink outside and digitize the planning system, according to the report.

Downing Street has made a legislation draft according to which larger supermarkets are to open for more than six hours on Sundays with Johnson and his adviser Dominic Cummings being in its favour, the report said.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese

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