Tory conference: Freeze on benefits will hit families hardest, warn charities

September 29, 2014 4:19 PM

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Tory conference: Freeze on benefits will hit families hardest, warn charities

Children’s charities have raised concerns over the impact the Chancellor's announcement to freeze working age benefits will have on millions of families.

Speaking at the Conservative party conference today, the chancellor George Osborne pledged to freeze benefits for two years after the next election, in 2016 to make savings of £3 billion.

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