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Chancellor George Osborne yesterday announced the government’s spending plans for the year 2015/16 following tough negotiations with his cabinet colleagues. Measures announced include a cap on certain parts of welfare spending from April 2015 including Housing Benefit and Disability Living Allowance. There will be a 1 per cent cap on public sector pay rises and jobseekers will also have to wait seven days before being eligible to start claiming out-of-work benefits, four days longer than under current arrangements.

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