Liz Truss appointed UK chief secretary of the Treasury

Former Justice Secretary Liz Truss has replaced David Gauke as the UK chief secretary of the Treasury as of June 11.

‘I am delighted to be appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. It is a great honour and I am looking forward to getting down to work,” Truss said.

Truss will be in charge of public spending allocations; EU budget and EU policy issues, including supporting the Chancellor on EU exit and deputising for the Chancellor at ECOFIN; tax credits; and other policy matters.

Truss was elected as the Conservative MP for south west Norfolk in 2010.

Gauke, who had held the role since 2016, has been appointed secretary of state for work and pensions.

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