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Liz Truss Refuses to Commit to More Cost-of-Living Support If She Becomes PM

Liz Truss speaks during the Conservative Party leadership hustings in Eastbourne, UK on Aug. 5.

Liz Truss speaks during the Conservative Party leadership hustings in Eastbourne, UK on Aug. 5.

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Liz Truss has refused to commit to extra support for families struggling with the cost of living after analysts delivered a shock warning that energy bills could top £4,200 in the new year.

The two remaining contenders in the Tory leadership race faced renewed calls to spell out how they would help after Cornwall Insight forecast average bills could hit about £3,582 in October, from £1,971 today, before rising even further in January.