Sunday trading laws relaxed during 2012 Olympics

To help and encourage trade during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Sunday trading laws will be relaxed from 22 July 2012 for eight Sundays until 9 September 2012 to cover the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Currently large shops can only open for six hours on a Sunday.

Chancellor, George Osborne, said:

We’ve got the whole world coming to London and the rest of the country for the Olympics.

It would be a great shame – particularly when some of the big Olympic events are on Sunday – if the country had a closed for business sign on it.