‘No new taxes’: Liz Truss ties her hands over funding energy crisis bailouts

Final hustings sees candidates for PM split over rationing fuel this winter

Andrew Woodcock
Political Editor
Thursday 01 September 2022 16:52 BST
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Liz Truss has made a firm pledge of “no new taxes” if she becomes prime minister next week.

Ms Truss also specifically ruled out a new windfall tax on energy companies which are raking in massive profits as a result of the historic spike in gas prices.

And she promised that there will be no French-style energy rationing this winter, when average domestic fuel prices are set to rise to an annual £3,459.

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