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UK's Liz Truss: Important to work with energy firms to bring prices down

08/10/2022 | 12:29pm EDT
Conservative Party hustings in Darlington

LONDON (Reuters) - British leadership candidate Liz Truss said on Wednesday she would work with energy companies to bring down prices if she becomes prime minister, as she faces growing pressure to set out more support for households struggling with rising energy bills.

Truss, the frontrunner to succeed Boris Johnson, has so far said she favours tax cuts over direct handouts to help households with a cost-of-living squeeze. Her rival, Rishi Sunak, has said this will not help those most in need.

"It's also important that we work with the energy companies to bring the prices down ... I'm going to deal with supply. I'm going to help bring the prices down," Truss, currently foreign secretary, said during a question session on GB News.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; writing by Sachin Ravikumar)


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