Civilian side of MoD gets hit

The civilian side of the Ministry of Defence gets hit, but not the men and women in uniform or their kit.

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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.