Conservative leadership: Liz Truss policy guide (full)

Liz Truss

  1. Says she will reverse the recent rise in National Insurance, which came into effect in April
  2. Pledges to scrap a planned rise in corporation tax - set to increase from 19% to 25% in 2023
  3. Would suspend what is known as the “green levy” - part of your energy bill that pays for social and green projects
  4. Says she will pay for the cuts by spreading the UK’s “Covid debt” over a longer period
  5. Promises to change taxes to make it easier for people to stay at home to care for children or elderly relatives
  6. Wants to create new “low-tax and low-regulation zones” across the country to create hubs for innovation and enterprise
  7. Says she won’t cut public spending unless there is a way to do so that won’t lead to future problems
  8. Would bring target of spending 2.5% of GDP on defence forward to 2026 and introduce a new target of 3% by 2030

Cost of living:

  1. Says she will tackle the crisis by putting money back into people’s pockets, such as by reversing the National Insurance rise
  2. Would suspend what is known as the “green levy” - part of your energy bill that pays for social and green projects
  3. Promises to change taxes to make it easier for people to stay at home to care for children or elderly relatives
  4. Says the Bank of England needs to do more to tackle inflation, arguing “we haven’t been tough enough on the monetary supply” during a leadership debate

Climate:

  1. Says she will honour the goal of reaching net zero by 2050 and spoke of “accelerating our transition to net zero” at the COP26 climate summit
  2. Would suspend what is known as the “green levy” - part of your energy bill that pays for social and green projects
  3. Would review the ban on fracking
  4. Says the UK needs to build more nuclear power stations and small modular nuclear reactors
  5. Wants to protect wildlife and biodiversity better and would launch a new UK survey of wildlife to understand which species are endangered
  6. As environment secretary, she cut subsidies for solar farms calling them “a blight on the landscape”

Brexit:

  1. Argues she can be trusted with Brexit despite voting Remain in the 2016 referendum
  2. Responsible for introducing the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, which could override parts of the post-Brexit deal between the UK and the EU
  3. Promises to scrap or replace by the end of 2023 EU laws deemed to hold back the economy

Health & Social Care:

  1. Says GP services need to be more accessible in order to reduce the pressures on hospital services
  2. Says there should be more mental health support available in schools

Education:

  1. Pledges to give every child “the best opportunity to succeed” wherever they are from and whatever their background
  2. Would expand existing high-performing academy schools, and replace failing establishments with free schools
  3. Promises parents more childcare around the school day and to widen the range of providers who accept government childcare entitlements
  4. Wants to reform university admission procedures so students apply after getting their A-levels (or equivalent) rather than based on predicted grades
  5. Says students receiving top grades should be automatically invited to apply to Oxford and Cambridge
  6. Wants more mental health support available in schools
  7. Says she wants schools to provide single sex toilets

End … for now … :bookmark_tabs:

And how would that help the students? The students need to have better teachers, more supportive parents and, above all, to be able to work on their own initiative if they want to succeed.

AFAIK, Ms Truss has not expanded on that statement … :man_shrugging:

(probably because she doesn’t know)

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