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Germany offers austerity lessons in welfare reform

As Britain prepares for public spending cuts in the autumn spending review, many are looking abroad to see how it could be done.

Germany has already rolled out a series of austerity measures, including changes to its benefits system, as Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 10 Sep 2010
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