Truss promises bold plan against cost of living and energy crisis

Truss promises bold plan against cost of living and energy crisis
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6 September 2022
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London, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, promised today to implement a "bold plan" as soon as possible to deal with the cost of living crisis and the increase in energy rates.

In her first speech to the nation since she was proclaimed winner of the internal elections of the Conservative Party to choose the replacement for the resigning Boris Johnson, and receive the approval of Queen Elizabeth II to form a Government, Truss said it is time to face the problems that are holding back the UK.

I will reduce taxes to reward hard work and boost the growth of companies and investments, said the ruler from the outskirts of the official residence of the British prime ministers at number 10, Downing Street.

Truss also pledged to take steps to resolve the energy crisis, so people, she said, don’t get unpayable electric bills.

She also added she will address the problems of the national public health system, to ensure that all people have access to a doctor and the services they need, and will invest in hospitals, schools, roads and broadband Internet.

As strong as the storm is, I know the British people are stronger, said Truss, who once again paid tribute to Johnson, forced to resign last July after a series of scandals that called his leadership into question.

Although she did not offer details of the plan she intends to apply, the online version of The Times newspaper assured this Tuesday that the ruler will freeze the price limit that electricity and gas companies may charge at about 2,500 pounds sterling per year (2,800 dollars) to its customers as of October.

At the end of August, the energy regulator announced an 80 percent increase in the energy rate, establishing a new cap of 3,549 pounds sterling (about 4,200 dollars) for the winter months.

Freezing the price of the energy tariff is the proposal defended by the opposition Labor Party, which also advocates applying a single tax on the profits obtained by oil and gas companies.

Truss, who will be the third woman to govern the United Kingdom after Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) and Theresa May (2016-2019), will have her first litmus test tomorrow, Wednesday, when she goes to the House of Commons for the traditional session weekly questions and answers with the deputies.

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