Truss plans to reduce the cost of living “would leave millions of people in the cold”

Truss plans to reduce the cost of living “would leave millions of people in the cold”

Truss plans to reduce the cost of living “would leave millions of people in the cold”

Liz Truss (Peter Byrne / PA) (PA cable)

Liz Truss (Peter Byrne / PA) (PA cable)

Liz Truss’s plans to fight the cost of living crisis would leave four million families “in the cold,” Labor said.

Assuming that any additional direct family support introduced by Ms. Truss would only be distributed to those benefiting from subsidies, the party calculated that millions of children with children would lose the extra aid.

Ms. Truss previously reported that she could help businesses and households with rising energy bills with direct support this winter.

He was seeking assistance “across the board” although in the past he insisted that it be focused on reducing taxes, rather than what he called “distributing handouts”.

Since then, the foreign minister has promised “decisive action” to provide “immediate support”.

Liz Truss during a hustings event in Norwich (Joe Giddens / PA) (PA Wire)

Liz Truss during a hustings event in Norwich (Joe Giddens / PA) (PA Wire)

In an article for the Daily Mail, he repeated his pledges to cut taxes, including reversing the rise in national insurance, and cutting green levies on energy bills.

But he said it wasn’t “right” to announce the full plan before the contest was over or he saw all the analysis prepared in Whitehall.

Labor based its calculations on an article in The Sun which stated that Ms. Truss was planning targeted support for poorer families and retirees.

Assuming that assistance to families covered only those beneficiaries, the party concluded that 3.7 million with children would lose the extra aid.

A couple with one child earning the average full-time salary and living outside London would not be entitled to additional support in this scenario, Labor said.

Shadow Chancellor of Labor Rachel Reeves (Yui Mok / PA) (PA Wire)

Shadow Chancellor of Labor Rachel Reeves (Yui Mok / PA) (PA Wire)

The party also said that depending on where they live, a couple on both the minimum wage and working full-time with a child would not benefit from this plan.

It said there were nearly 100 areas where middle-wage families would lose in this situation, including Teesside, Ipswich, Darlington and Colchester.

Meanwhile, Labor has said its plan to freeze energy bills this winter would save someone on the minimum wage more than £ 40 a week.

It comes after its sums were questioned on Friday by fact-checkers, who said the party had failed to take into account that people use more energy in the winter, causing it to underestimate the cost of its proposals by at least $ 5 billion. pounds.

Sources from the work disputed the analysis of the charity Full Fact and said the party had cost its plans based on consultation with the industry regulator Ofgem.

Rachel Reeves, Labor’s shadow chancellor, said: “Under conservative oversight, the energy crisis has spiraled out of control and now more families than ever are facing dizzying bills that they will struggle to cover.

“The people deserve a government that is on their side, ready to take the necessary actions now to address the magnitude of this national emergency.

“Instead, they have one willing to leave millions of families in the cold.

“With Labor’s plan saving an average worker over £ 40 a week this winter, the government should support him and take action to stop the energy price cap rising.”

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