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Benefits set to be slashed in Autumn budget in attempt to tackle 'national scandal'

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Benefits could be slashed in the upcoming Autumn budget as the government looks to get more people into work. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hit out at what he called the 'national scandal' of around two million Brits 'not working at all' ahead of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's budget announcement tomorrow.

Speaking in North London on Monday (November 20), the PM vowed to 'do more to support those who can work to do so'. He also suggested taxes could be cut as part of the plan.

It comes as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hinted at a benefits squeeze after issuing notice of an 'ad hoc' update on welfare uprating last week. READ MORE: "She's just a drama queen": Pint-size gran beat up her 18-stone neighbour AND his wife...

in row over her 42-year-old son READ MORE: Family pay heartbreaking tribute to dad stabbed to death as boy, 16, arrested for his murder According to the Daily Mail, the Chancellor is said to be considering using last month's inflation figure of 4.6 per cent to set the increase for working-age benefits next year, instead of using September's figure of 6.7 per cent, which is the figure traditionally used for uprating welfare payments.

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