Shops to be allowed trade around clock to recoup Covid losses, says Jenrick


Communities secretary says shops can open for up to 24 hours a day in December and January

Shops will be given permission to trade around the clock as the high street tries to recoup some of the losses it has suffered during the pandemic, a cabinet minister has said.

Retailers normally have to go through a lengthy process to apply to local authorities under the Town and Country Planning Act if they wish to extend hours outside the window of 9am to 7pm.

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