News Politics: According to a report by Diário de Noticias, the “staff expenses” of the eight political parties with parliamentary representation in Portugal last year exceeded €8 million. However, the parties’ €8 million expenditure on “people” costs represents the lowest total in the previous ten years. The greatest amount recorded was €9.7 million in 2011, which was spent. In total, €98.6 million was invested over the previous ten years (between 2011 and 2021). According to figures the party provided to DN, the PCP was the political party with the greatest expenditure in 2021, spending 2.6 million euros on its more than 300 staff (“including active retirees, whose number has increased”). The PSD, with 2 million supporters, the Jerónimo de Sousa party, and the
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Immediate action is required,” the Truss campaign said in a statement. “A Truss government would seek to act as soon as possible to help people across the UK, by cutting taxes and introducing a temporary moratorium on energy levies.”