Osborne curbs welfare benefits

The newly unemployed will have to wait at least seven days before they are able to sign on, under a series of changes to welfare benefits announced by the Chancellor. A new welfare cap will be set from 2015 and OAP expats face losing fuel payments.

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Cameron and Osborne 'more trusted than two Eds'

Chancellor George Osborne sits with Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons.

This month is the first time since May 2012 that both David Cameron and George Osborne appear to be more trusted than Ed Miliband and Ed Balls with the economy, according to a new ITV News Index / ComRes poll.

In terms of net economic trust, Cameron scored -16 compared to Miliband's -34 and Osborne's -33 beat Balls' -40.

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