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Budget 'to leave 13 million families worse off'

Thirteen million families will lose an average of £260 each year because of the change to working-age benefits, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.

Reacting to the first all-Conservative Budget in 19 years, the IFS said it was "regressive" and had taken "much more" from the poor than the rich.

George Osborne earlier defended his Budget, saying it represented a "new contract" for Britain.

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'National Living Wage' unveiled

A National Living Wage has been announced. Credit: PA Wire

A new compulsory National Living Wage for working people aged 25 and over of £7.20 an hour will be introduced from April 2016.

George Osborne said this would be increased to £9 an hour by 2020.

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ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweeted it would have been due to rise above £8 in the next five in any case so only really equates to an extra £1 an hour.

And Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall tweeted the actual living wage was higher at £7.85.

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