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Energy-Saving Renovations Support DIY Sales: The London Rush

An employee maneuvers a pallet inside a B&Q store in London.

An employee maneuvers a pallet inside a B&Q store in London.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe

The energy regulator’s announcement of a 21% rise in its energy price cap would have been a stomach-churning moment for households across the country this morning had it not been for the government’s commitment to freeze bills. Still, The Times reports this morning that ministers are preparing a public information campaign to encourage people to save energy. But customers don’t need to be told, its seems: Kingfisher Plc’s stores like Screwfix have benefited from customers investing in their comes to save energy, without a nudge from Downing Street. 

Here’s the key business news from London this morning: