Benefits to be frozen for two years as Osborne unveils general election plan to eliminate the deficit

September 29, 2014 7:22 PM

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Benefits to be frozen for two years as Osborne unveils general election plan to eliminate the deficit

Ten million families will be left almost £500 worse off under a dramatic plan to freeze all working-age benefits unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne today.

He paid tribute to the British public for enduring the hard years of austerity to fix the economy, but warned in total another £25billon in cuts is needed to balance the books, including a fresh squeeze on public sector pay.

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