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George Osborne proposes two year benefits freeze

A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, George Osborne has told the Conservative Party conference.

The chancellor said the proposed freeze, which would not include pensions, disability benefits and maternity pay - would save £3 billion.

In his speech to the conference, Mr Osborne said it would be "a serious contribution to reduce the deficit".

Nick Robinson reports.

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