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The big story: Truss says cuts will help rich before poor
She has been in the job two weeks today but Britain has barely had a chance to get to know Liz Truss since she was given the keys to Number 10.
Now, after the end of the period of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, we are getting a glimpse of the type of Prime Minister she is going to be – and it is not one who follows the populist mantra.
Ms Truss has admitted her tax cuts will initially benefit the rich more than the poor.
Speaking in New York on her first overseas trip as Prime Minister, she denied that cutting taxes was "unfair", because they would help the economy to grow – something which will benefit everyone in society.
She also hinted at further tax cuts to come and suggested she will press ahead with her plan to scrap the cap on bankers’ bonuses – saying not everything her government does will be "popular".
Ahead of a mini-Budget to be delivered by the Chancellor on Friday, the Prime Minister said the aim of the controversial measure was to grow the size of the economy by making the City more competitive.
Read what we know about the fiscal event to be delivered by Kwasi Kwarteng this week.