The Chancellor George Osborne must cut a further £16 billion from the nation's deficit before the next election but there were few clues about how that gap would be filled in his speech today.
In particular, it is unclear how the Conservatives would tax the rich after ruling out the the so-called Mansion Tax favoured by the Liberal Democrats.
ITV News' Political Editor Tom Bradby reports from Birmingham:
The Chancellor's surprise plan for swapping job rights for shares is praised as "innovative", but what does it mean for the average worker?
The Chancellor told the assembled delegates that they were still, "all in it together," and that he was right to cut the 50p tax rate.
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.