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Osborne's £10bn benefits cut

The Government is to press ahead with plans to slash an extra £10 billion from the welfare budget by 2016-17, the Chancellor has said in his speech to the Conservative party conference.

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Iain Duncan Smith signals further welfare cuts

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said tonight he was ready to agree to more cuts from the welfare budget in 2015-2016.

Speaking at a ConservativeHome fringe event he said the economy was "not going anywhere at the moment" and admitted more cuts would be needed.

I recognise we will have to take more money out of the welfare system. But it absolutely has to fit within my view about allowing people to take control of their lives.

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