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Osborne's Living Wage plans to come under scrutiny

George Osborne delivering his Budget statement. Credit: PA

George Osborne's Budget will come under scrutiny from independent experts and MPs today, amid a row over his plans for a national "living wage" for over-25s.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies will present its analysis of all the Chancellor's measures today, as its director Robert Johnson claimed Osborne was "taking a bet" on the economic impact of the living wage pledge.

Parliamentary debates will also continue today over the Budget measures, as Labour leadership contenders attacked the plans.

Liz Kendall described it as a "con trick", claiming that a wage to live on would need to be "much higher" than the £9 proposed by 2020.

Fellow candidate Andy Burnham said the decision not to start the wage until age 25 would create a "two-tier workforce".


Welfare cuts: People fear the fall in child tax credit

The welfare cuts announced by George Osborne in today's Budget announcement may not have been as severe as feared, but people are still worried, especially once child tax credit becomes limited to two children.

ITV News Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports from Portsmouth:


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