The government has asked Tesco and Mars & Spencer for advice on how to make Whitehall more energy-efficient.

The UK’s largest supermarket will join M&S in helping ministers tackle a target of cutting energy use by 10% in the next year, according to The Guardian.

Tory climate change minister Greg Barker cited the Plan A initiative drawn up by M&S as an example of how leadership from the top was necessary to implement widespread change.

Retail group Kingfisher, which owns DIY chain B&Q, and financial services giant HSBC are also reportedly being tapped up for advice.

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