The 10pm pub curfew could be pushed back to 11pm as government Minister are reportedly considering the move, but will ban shops from selling alcohol after 11pm.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson face calls on Wednesday from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to provide the scientific evidence that support the current 10 pm curfew.
England could mirror Northern Ireland in keeping to the 11pm curfew which could save up to 500,000 jobs.
During Prime Minster Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Sir Keir told MPs. “One question is now screaming out: is there a scientific basis for the 10pm rule?”
Johnson replied, “The basis on which we set out the curtailment of hospitality was the basis on which he accepted it two weeks ago – that is to reduce the spread of the virus and that is our objective.”
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