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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.

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Where the Government has made savings

Public sector workers, benefit claimants and expat pensioners were hit as Chancellor George Osborne announced another round of austerity measures.

The Government will "continue to protect vital public services and overseas aid". Credit: Treasury
Money has been prioritised on transport, health and capital investment in science. Credit: Treasury
Savings have been made in the public sector, welfare and Whitehall. Credit: Treasury

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