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More pain to come as Cameron threatens benefits again

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 13:36 -- nick

Prime Minister David Cameron has pointed to more benefit cuts ahead if the Conservative party wins the next election.

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Cameron called the housing benefit bill "far too high". He continued:

"We've put a cap on housing benefit, but I still think there's more we can do to reform our benefits system."

He promised to keep the 'triple-lock' on pensions which guarantees that they will rise by inflation or above every year, but denied that this was an example of chasing the 'grey vote'.

Light at the end of the tunnel? No more benefit cuts, says Osborne

Tue, 28/05/2013 - 12:04 -- nick

Chancellor George Osborne has fought off attempts from his own cabinet ministers to raid benefits again, agreeing cuts in spending instead.

Osborne has set himself a target to slash £11.5 billion from the government's budget this year, and has already agreed reductions with seven government departments of up to 10%.

These are justice, energy, communities, Cabinet Office, Treasury, Foreign Office and Northern Ireland.

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