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Government eyes end to benefits and inflation link

The government is considering ending the automatic annual increase in benefits in line with inflation, sources have told BBC Newsnight.

If implemented, the move would see many benefits frozen for two years, then rising only in line with average pay.

Allegra Stratton reports.

  • 18 Sep 2012
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