Cameron signals further cuts

The Conservative Party's annual conference opened in Birmingham today. David Cameron ruled out the 'mansion tax' saying this 'not going to happen.' He also signalled that additional benefit cuts would be necessary to fight the deficit.

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Council tax 'freeze' next year

Prime Minister David Cameron announced £270 million of funding for local authorities that agree to freeze council tax next year.

The Government initiative in England is being extended for a third year in a bid to help squeezed families. However, this time town halls will only get the equivalent of a 1% increase from Whitehall in return for holding the levy.

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