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Osborne's budget surplus pledge

The Chancellor has raised the possibility of tax cuts by vowing to keep cutting public spending to create a budget surplus in the next parliament. He also announced the long-term unemployed face earning their benefits through unpaid community work.

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Osborne plans for surplus as 'sun rises' on economy

George Osborne today admitted that recovery is not yet a done deal, but insisted his way would balance the books and leave Britain in surplus after the next election.

Help for "hard-working families" who drive and pay taxes as well as a tough regime for those on benefits were at the heart of the Chancellor's message.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester:

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