UK Chancellor of the Exchequer resigns: Here’s Liz Truss’s letter
LONDON — British Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Friday that Kwasi Kwarteng had put the national interest first by resigning as finance minister after less than six weeks in the job.
Below is the full text of her letter to Kwarteng:
“The Energy Price Guarantee and the Energy Bill Relief scheme, which made up the largest part of the mini budget, will stand as one of the most significant fiscal interventions in modern times.
“Thanks to your intervention, families will be able to heat their homes this winter and thousands of jobs and livelihoods will be saved.
“You have cut taxes for working people by legislating this week to scrap the increase in National Insurance Contributions.