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Truss Plans ‘War’ on UK Civil Service ‘Waste’ to Save Billions

  • Tory front-runner will cut headcount and public sector holiday
  • Truss’s policy sparks concern among some Conservative MPs
Liz Truss

Liz Truss

Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg
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Liz Truss vowed to slash “waste, bureaucracy and inefficiency” in the civil service to save billions of pounds a year for the British taxpayer if she becomes UK prime minister.

The foreign secretary, the front-runner in the race with Rishi Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson, said late Monday that she’ll align the pay of public sector workers to living costs in the regions where they live. She also pledged to slash holiday allowances and cut diversity officers in the civil service, according to a statement from her campaign.