Osborne made 'wrong choices on departmental spending'

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has accused the Chancellor of making the "wrong choices on departmental spending".

He suggested that the measures could result in fewer nurses and Sure Start centres in 2016/16.

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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.