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Sunak accused of ‘screeching U-turn’ by Truss campaign after proposing cutting VAT on fuel bills – UK politics live

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Grant Shapps, the transport secretary and a Rishi Sunak supporter, has also dismissed claims that Sunak’s plan to cut VAT on domestic fuel bills amounts to a U-turn. He told BBC Breakfast:

If [Sunak] hadn’t produced £37bn of support, about £1,200 to the hardest-up households already – if he hadn’t done any of that and then suddenly did it then you would have a point.

But he has, he has been providing all this support, now he is saying ‘here’s something that won’t add to inflation that would save every person watching your programme £160 off their energy bills’ – I think that’s worthwhile.

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