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TREASURY URGES SPENDING CUTS ON HOUSING BENEFIT

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Treasury officials are stepping up the pressure on the Social Security department to introduce cuts in housing bene...
Treasury officials are stepping up the pressure on the Social Security department to introduce cuts in housing benefit in an effort to reduce the department's over all spending budget, the FT reports (p8).

A DSS official told the FT that although discussions over cuts were taking place, it was too early to indicate the direction that policy was taking, the paper reports.
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