Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has told Daybreak that George Osborne's growth plan is "irresponsible and unfair."
He added: "I've always said, there's got to be tax rises. spending cuts and pay restraint.
"You should do it in a steady and imbalanced way once the economy is secure."
Britain may face further cuts and tax rises even after the next elections, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned today.
While Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement was mainly about spending cuts, there were incentives too but do the numbers add up?
The cap on benefits rises will mean a cut in real terms for people living on welfare and those on low incomes, as Penny Marshall finds out.