A report from Business Insider says that South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss can still get up to £115,000 and live off of taxpayer money for the rest of her life, even though she was the prime minister with the shortest term in British history. The Public Service Cost Allowance (PDCA) gives all former Prime Ministers an annual payment that is meant to cover the costs they incurred while doing their jobs for the government.
To be eligible for the job, he only needs to have been Prime Minister, so Truss is eligible, even though he was the Prime Minister with the shortest term in the country’s history.
Liz Truss has resigned as UK Prime Minister after just 45 days of taking office, following economic turmoil and the resignation of two key ministers.
The leadership election should be over in the next week, and all eyes are now on Indian-born Rishi Sunak, who lost to Truss in the race for prime minister earlier this year after Boris Johnson quit.
In a statement outside Downing Street, Liz Truss said she took up the job “at a time of great economic and international instability”.
Truss said she came into office with “a vision of a high-growth, a low-tax economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.”
Truss’s resignation comes after a failed economic plan. A series of tax cuts announced by Prime Minister Truss and his previous chancellor caused the pound to plunge and wipe hundreds of billions from the markets.
The economic turmoil saw a growing number of Conservative members of parliament demanding that Truss resign and end the chaos. Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer called a snap general election after Truss resigned, the BBC reported.