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“It’s like playing a sports game for years and then suddenly the rules have been changed,” she said. “The Government need to understand that small businesses really are the lifeblood of the economy and how it will damage retailers.”
The MD’s actions follow a threat from Conservative backbenchers to rebel on the changing laws.
Retail Express spoke to Fiona Bruce MP, who fought against the extended hours three years ago during the Olympics. The MP for Congleton said the Government needs to respect the working lives of the public. “The further extension on Sunday trading by local authorities adds to the pressure of people having to work on Sundays,” she said.
David Burrowes MP for Enfield Southgate told the London Evening Standard that Osborne should expect a “humiliating defeat” if he tried to force the legislation through.
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