2 Aug 2022

Liz Truss abandons plans to cut public sector pay

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Conservative Party leadership candidate Liz Truss has abandoned plans to cut almost £9 billion from public sector pay in cheaper regions outside London – after furious senior Conservative MPs warned her it would hit nurses, police officers and teachers hard.

Rishi Sunak’s campaign has called it a dramatic U-turn on a policy she announced just hours before.

Ms Truss claims her policy has been ‘misrepresented’.