21 Aug 2022

Tory leadership race: Truss hints at direct help to ease cost of living crisis

Tory leadership contender Liz Truss has hinted she may change her mind on offering help to people struggling to pay soaring energy bills, saying the government should “look at making sure life is affordable for people”.

Her rival Rishi Sunak is depicting himself as the underdog – while the latest opinion polls show there’s been a surge in popularity for the Labour Party.