B&Q clocked up a 3.6 per cent rise in like-for-like sales for the last three months, marking a sharp turnaround from the 8.8 per cent slide it suffered in its first quarter thanks to the icy weather. MailOnline Also reported by •thisismoney.co.uk
Britain's construction industry seized up due to heavy snow last month, prompting the biggest drop in activity since just after 2016's Brexit vote, an industry survey showed on Wednesday. David Pollard..
Admiral, the Elephant and Confused.com owner, hailed an impressive jump in profits for the first half of the year, despite its home insurance arm being chilled by the Beast from the East. thisismoney.co.uk
Insurer Admiral wheeled in a 9 per cent rise in half-year profits, driven by its motor insurance division, despite the Beast from the East hitting its household arm. MailOnline Also reported by •thisismoney.co.uk
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