LONDON: British Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Thursday having lower taxes across the board would help everybody because it would spur economic growth, defending her economic plan after it sent financial markets into turmoil.

"We cannot tax our way to growth," she told BBC local radio. "I'm prepared to take the difficult decisions to get our economy growing. It's not necessarily popular to keep corporation tax low, but it's important we do because I want to attract investment into this country." (Reporting by Muvija M and Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper)