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Benefits freeze plans are a 'brutal blow', say Christian charities

Tim Wyatt

by Tim Wyatt

Posted: 03 Oct 2014 @ 12:25

CHARITIES condemned benefits cuts proposed by the Chancellor, George Osborne, at the Conservative Party Conference this week.

Mr Osborne (below) said on Monday that if the Conservatives won the next General Election, they would freeze for two years all benefits apart from pensions, disability benefits, and maternity pay. Because of inflation, this would amount to a cut in real terms of about £3 billion a year. The Treasury said that about ten million households would be ...

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