Packed week ahead for Liz Truss as premiership set to swing into action

Liz Truss’s premiership will swing into action this week after a political pause to mark the Queen’s death, with a packed schedule of policy and diplomacy to follow the state

funeral. Normal activity in Parliament has been put on ice since the late monarch died, with business in both Houses halted for a period of mourning. All eyes will be

on Westminster Abbey for the service on Monday as the Prime Minister joins hundreds of dignitaries from across the globe saying a final farewell to the Queen. Ms Truss is

expected to fly to New York for the United Nations General Assembly following the funeral, where she has a key bilateral meeting lined up with US President Joe Biden. Back

in the UK, MPs will return to Westminster on Wednesday, where those who wish to do so can take a new oath or affirmation to the King. The PA news agency understands that

Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg will also set out further details of the Government’s plans to help firms through the energy crisis. Heath Secretary and Deputy Prime

Minister Therese Coffey is expected to outline her vision to see the NHS through the winter months on Thursday. Mr Kwarteng’s mini-budget, focused on tackling the

cost-of-living crisis and boosting growth, will then be delivered on Friday. It is expected to confirm Ms Truss’s plans to reverse the national insurance hike and cancel the

planned rise in corporation tax. She is also considering slashing personal taxes in addition to business levies in her proposed “investment zones”, dubbed “full fat

freeports”.