Expect big cuts in housing benefit, the removal of child benefit from out-of-work families with more than two children, and a reduction in the benefit cap.
The Chancellor says he will prioritise further cuts to the housing benefit budget before making any changes to universal pensioner benefits.
In an attempt to achieve an economically worthless but politically valuable budget surplus, cuts to public services will continue even once the structural deficit has been eradicated – this is unworkable.
The Tory MP's plan to limit all child-related benefits to two children would undermine the 'striver'/'scrounger' divide by hitting all families, regardless of their employment status.
The IFS warns that further cuts to pay could make it "increasingly difficult" for public sector employers to "retain and recruit high quality workers".
The Chancellor suggests a future Tory government would make large welfare cuts, including a lower benefit cap.
The Chancellor's ideological cuts are but one route to sound public finances. Alternatives, centred around investment, are available.
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
If the Chancellor starts doling out goodies he risks undercutting the Tory message of long-term discipline.