LEADERSHIP hopeful Liz Truss made £20billion in spending pledges yesterday in the first Zoom Tory hustings.
The Foreign Secretary vowed to temporarily cut green levies and dump the planned hike in corporation taxes if she becomes PM.
Leadership hopeful Liz Truss made £20billion in spending pledges yesterday
But her proposals put her at odds with leadership rival RIshi Sunak
Ms Truss said she would take immediate action to start “putting money back into people’s pockets” as families face huge increases in the cost of living.
The move would slash £153 from people’s energy bills, she claimed in a Conservative Home event.
She also has vowed to reverse the hated National Insurance increase in a bid to prove she is a low-tax Tory — a move that would cost around £12.5billion.
In all, the three policies would cost the Treasury more than £32.7million.
But her proposals put her at odds with leadership rival and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
The leadership front-runner has said he will deliver tax cuts only once inflation is under control.