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George Osborne wants long-term unemployed to work for their benefits

Authored by News Desk

The government has unveiled a new Help to Work scheme aimed at encouraging the long-term unemployed back to work, under tougher rules for benefit payments.

The Chancellor George Osborne, told the Conservative Party conference in Manchester that welfare must be "fair for those who need it and fair for those who pay for it"

The scheme will mean people in long-term unemployment...

250,000 civil servants strike across UK on 'Budget Day'

Authored by Matthew Vizard

250,000 civil servants are on strike across the UK on Wednesday as part of nationwide action from the sector's union, PCS....

Chancellor delivers budget 'for our aspiration nation'

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Chancellor, George Osborne delivered his 2013 budget today in the House of Commons, calling it "a budget for our aspiration nation".

To a packed and noisily partisan Commons chamber, Osborne was forced to announce that the forecast for growth had been downgraded to 0.6% for 2014, a cut of 50% from the Autumn Statement figure, predicted back in December.

Among the key...

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