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Doubts over future of universal benefits for older people

11 October 2010 Last updated at 12:43 BST

Could some so-called "universal" benefits like the winter fuel allowance, bus passes and TV licences for older people - paid out regardless of income - be in doubt in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Last week, George Osborne announced higher rate tax payers will no longer qualify for child benefit.

Adam Fleming talks to Patrick Nolan, chief economist at Reform, and people who receive the benefits and looks back over Conservative election pledges on benefits.

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