Sunak pushed for action to stop Truss claiming thousands from the former prime ministers’ fund

She reportedly continued to file claims in the current financial year.

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Liberal Democrat Cabinet Office spokeswoman Christine Jardine called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to “do the right thing and stop Liz Truss from claiming taxpayers’ money from the former prime minister’s fund”.

“It is a scandal that Liz Truss is profiting from her own failures while families struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table,” she said.

“If Liz Truss wants to cut taxes, she should lead by example and stop ripping off hard-working British taxpayers by demanding handouts.”

The public charges allowance gives former prime ministers up to £115,000 a year to cover office and secretarial costs arising from public duties.

Sir Tony Blair and Sir John Major were the only former frontrunners to claim the top amount in 2022/23, although Gordon Brown was close with £114,627.

Her office declined to comment.

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The Cabinet Office bills also detailed the total cost of Boris Johnson’s taxpayer-funded legal defense as part of the investigation which found he lied to MPs about Partygate.

The final cost was estimated at £263,079, which is consistent with departmental figures.

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