Liz Truss faces tensions from supporters over plan to tackle cost of living without 'handouts'

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The Tory leadership frontrunner insists she is focused on cutting taxes rather than extending payments but some MPs backing her suggest they are uncomfortable with her approach

The next chancellor should prioritise the poorest households and rely on existing mechanisms such as universal credit, pension credit and council tax rather than trying to “reinvent the wheel” by coming up with new schemes, Mr Javid added.He said: “It needs to be targeted much more than the previous interventions to those who need it the most.”

Brandon Lewis, the former Cabinet minister who is also backing Ms Truss, told the BBC: “We will look to do whatever we can to help people – that’s what an emergency budget is about.“She’s willing to do more to help people but her focus is around doing it in a way that puts more money in people’s pockets, creating a high-growth economy with higher wages, more people in work.”

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08 August, 2022 The next chancellor should prioritise the poorest households and rely on existing mechanisms such as universal credit, pension credit and council tax rather than trying to “reinvent the wheel” by coming up with new schemes, Mr Javid added.The foreign secretary told reporters during a campaign visit to the West Midlands on Saturday:"Under the plans at present, what we know is Britain is headed for a recession.@robpowellnews Liz Truss started this weekend telling the Financial Times newspaper she wanted to help people with the cost of living by lowering the tax burden, rather than through handouts.Make informed decisions with the FT Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world.

He said: “It needs to be targeted much more than the previous interventions to those who need it the most.” Brandon Lewis, the former Cabinet minister who is also backing Ms Truss, told the BBC: “We will look to do whatever we can to help people – that’s what an emergency budget is about. "Having the highest taxes for 70 years is not going to deliver that economic growth, and it's leading our country to a recession. “She’s willing to do more to help people but her focus is around doing it in a way that puts more money in people’s pockets, creating a high-growth economy with higher wages, more people in work. Speaking to Sky News, high-profile supporter Penny Mordaunt said more payments were never off the table and that the foreign secretary was making a"general point" about tax cuts which have been"misinterpreted".” A source close to the campaign suggested some MPs supporting the front runner are at odds with her inner circle over how best to tackle the crisis. "It's simply wrong to rule out further direct support at this time as Liz Truss has done and, what's more, her tax proposals are not going to help very significantly people like pensioners or those on low incomes, who are exactly the kind of families that are going to need help. The insider said: “There is a case for saying that she should avoid saying anything about policy now in case it is a hostage to fortune.

“Some of the MPs maybe want her to be a bit more pragmatic and less ideological. Asked how she intended to help households facing spiralling energy bills this winter, she insisted the answer was tax cuts and supply-side reforms. The reason for this apparent course correction could be that cutting tax is not a well targeted way to help the most vulnerable. But for the MPs backing Sunak it is all pragmatism, no ideology and maybe that’s why he’s not doing so well.” Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative leader, rejected the claim of divisions in the Truss camp, saying: “This is a bit confected. He added:"The existing package that previous chancellor Rishi Sunak put in place had more conscious targeting towards poorer households and I think it's pretty clear that any fiscal manoeuvre we have at the moment should be primarily directed towards them rather than more broadly. Rishi’s team must be desperate to try this. Put simply, given the scale of the energy price rises coming down the track, it's very hard to see how any future prime minister will avoid expanding the current framework of direct payments.” On Monday night Mr Sunak promised to extend the schemes he introduced as chancellor when the energy price cap rises again in October, claiming he would be able to fund the giveaways using “efficiency savings across Whitehall”. Research from Opinium found on all leadership attributes, 2019 Tories are more positive about Ms Truss than two weeks ago and more negative about Mr Sunak.

He said: “As Chancellor I put in place a framework to support hardworking families and pensioners to bring bills down. People need proven methods that will deliver for them quickly. Image: Rishi Sunak meets Island Conservatives on the Isle of Wight Frontrunner denies video leak Ms Truss has declined to say whether her campaign was involved in the leaking of a video in which Mr Sunak spoke about working to divert funding from deprived urban areas towards more prosperous towns. She is pressing ahead with the plans despite claims they would fuel inflation - already forecast to top 13%. So I will use the framework I created to provide further support and give millions of people the peace of mind they desperately need ahead of the winter. “I’m very clear about what is required to help people, and as soon as we know how much bills will go up by, I will act. She told reporters:"I'm running a positive campaign.” Pensioners and benefits claimants are already due to receive further payments in the autumn, while all households will receive a £400 discount to their energy bills." But Mr Sunak hit back, contrasting his"clear-eyed realism" with the"starry-eyed boosterism" of Ms Truss.

Both leadership candidates are committed to following through on those plans." Speaking in Southampton after a visit to the Isle of Wight on Saturday, Mr Sunak said he"stand[s] by absolutely" what he said, citing the island as an example of a community that feels it does not get the support it needs under the funding formula. Supporters of Ms Truss have accused Mr Sunak of hypocrisy for coming up with new spending pledges after previous insisting the Government must stick to its fiscal plans. The ex-chancellor is guilty of “a mammoth strategic U-turn”, a source said. He said:"We need to get real about this situation. New polling suggests that Ms Truss is more popular than Sir Keir Starmer as a prospective prime minister, but Labour is still ahead of the Conservative Party. According to a Redfield & Wilton survey of voting intentions, asked who would be the better prime minister, 38 per cent voters said Ms Truss, compared with 35 per cent choosing Sir Keir.

However. the Labour leader was the most popular choice against Mr Sunak, winning by 40 per cent to 34 per cent. A Truss campaign source said: “Yet again this poll shows Liz’s bold economic plan and optimistic vision for the UK is cutting through with voters across the country. Liz is the only candidate that can beat Sir Keir Starmer at the next election – vote Rishi, get Labour.” Polling suggests Ms Truss has been consistently ahead of Mr Sunak in the race to become the next Tory leader.

But a Sunak backer, former party chairman Oliver Dowden, argued the contest may be closer than appears. He said he had spoken to members who were “hearing Rishi’s message” about warnings of a recession and understood the former chancellor was “somebody with the skills and the experience to deal with this”. Speaking to GB News, he said: “I’ve been around politics for quite a long time… and we can all remember what pollsters said at different times. “We all remember before the 2015 election that was written off for the Conservatives, before the Brexit referendum that was written off for Brexit. I’ve learned that a key thing you have to do is to make sure you get out there to make your arguments to people.

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