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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Truss Under Mounting Pressure to Reject Golden Allowance

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The SNP has ramped up calls on Liz Truss to reject the allowance of up to £115,000 per year offered to former Prime Ministers, after she trashed the economy and resigned after just 45 days in office.

Truss is able to claim the huge amount under the public duty costs allowance (PDCA) but is under mounting pressure to reject it at a time when households and businesses are being forced to pay a heavy price for the Tory-made cost of living crisis.

Commenting, SNP MP Pete Wishart said:

“Liz Truss’s limited time in office will be remembered for its disastrous mini-Budget, trashing of the economy, exacerbating the cost-of-living crisis and countless U-turns. 

“The only pledge she can be proud to have kept is to have ‘hit the ground’ when she became Prime Minister.

“As Truss prepares to leave Downing Street having barely unpacked, she must rule out accepting the golden allowance of up to £115,000 per year given she resigned after just 45 days and in that time managed to tank the pound, put pensions at risk, and sent mortgage payments through the roof. 

“Millions of households across Scotland and the UK are struggling to make ends meet and face a bitter winter.

“It would be unacceptable for Liz Truss to walk away after setting fire to the economy with a hefty pay cheque for life.”

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