Fresh assault on welfare budget in bid to cut £25m

By Calum Ross

Published: 07/01/2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to launch a fresh assault on Britain’s welfare budget to help deliver an extra £25billion of spending cuts.

He warned that 2014 would be the “year of hard truths”, in a speech designed to put the economy back at the heart of the political agenda, and pressurise Labour into spelling out its plans.

However, the chancellor found himself under fire from all sides last night, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who accused the Conservatives of wanting “cuts for cuts' sake”.

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