Balls: Welfare proposals are 'tough and fair and can work'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said that Labour was setting out an approach to welfare reform "which is tough, which is fair and which can work".

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Labour's jobs benefit pledge

Labour has pledged jobs for every unemployed person over 25 and out of work for more than two years, which they must take up for six months or lose benefits. It will be paid for by a cut in pension tax relief for top earners