Osborne's generous tributes to Hague and May

Foreign Secretary William Hague Credit: AA/ABACA

George Osborne paid a generous tribute to William Hague and to Theresa May - though perhaps with less feeling.

She is a leadership candidate, Hague isn't.

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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.