Schools protected in Spending Review

Undated file photo of students sitting an exam. Credit: PA

The education budget is down by 1% overall, schools protected so cuts are elsewhere.

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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.