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Rishi Sunak has pledged to provide extra support for households with their energy bills if he wins the Conservative leadership contest as Cornwall Insight forecast the price cap will peak at more than £4,400 in April next year. The former chancellor of the exchequer, who is lagging behind foreign secretary Liz Truss in the two-horse race, made the commitment after Truss recently rejected “handouts” for households struggling to pay their bills.
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As the UK heads into another heatwave, Thames Water has confirmed it expects to impose a hosepipe in the "coming weeks", becoming the fourth company to do so following Southern, South East and Welsh Water. Although it can not yet confirm the timing due to operational and legal requirements, the company said it will update customers as soon as possible and in the meantime urged them to limit their water use to essential needs.
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Campaigners against EDF’s planned new nuclear plant at Sizewell have instigated a legal bid to overturn Kwasi Kwarteng’s decision to award the project planning permission last month. The secretary of state for business and energy granted consent to the 3.2GW scheme on 20 July, overturning the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation that it should not receive the go ahead.
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