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UK Tories Want More Energy-Bill Assistance From Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak

  • Plans from leadership candidates don’t convince party members
  • UK Labour has proposed a six-month energy price freeze
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss

Source: Bloomberg

Neither Liz Truss nor Rishi Sunak are promising enough assistance to help ordinary Britons cope with soaring energy bills, Conservative Party members told Bloomberg, with some going as far as to say the UK’s next prime minister should match the opposition Labour Party’s expensive plans.

At a leadership hustings in Perth, Scotland, late on Tuesday, six of 10 party members interviewed by Bloomberg said they want to see more support from both candidates for vulnerable households. That comes amid inflation at a four-decade high and energy bills that this winter are set to be triple the level of a year earlier.