Ed Balls at Labour conference
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Labour conference: Ed Balls on economy, benefit and tax

The shadow chancellor said Labour would "balance the books in a fairer way" as he set out plans to reduce the deficit, that would include unpopular decisions.

Ed Balls told the party conference in Manchester about plans including cutting the winter fuel allowance for wealthier pensioners, keeping the the benefit cap, child benefit rising by 1%, bringing back a 50p tax rate, and introducing a mansion tax.

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BBC coverage of the Labour conference

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  • 22 Sep 2014
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