The new limit on "Annually Managed Expenditure" could mean even less support for the unemployed and the working poor.
Rather than cutting over-stretched public services, the Chancellor should raise more from the wealthy through tax rises and cuts to universal benefits.
Welfare cuts aren't just bad for the poor, they're bad for growth too. Miliband and Balls should say so.
The "discretionary fund" cited by Duncan Smith will cover just £2.71 of the £14-a-week loss in housing benefit facing disabled claimants.
The loss of 370,000 public sector jobs since 2010 has left some departments struggling to provide basic services.
Former Conservative defence secretary calls for greater spending cuts and tax cuts, including the temporary abolition of capital gains tax.
"Tax increases and spending cuts reduce economic growth", Office for Budget Responsibility head tells Cameron in letter.
A new poll shows that 72 per cent of voters want welfare spending to be increased or frozen.
A single parent working part-time on the minimum wage could pay £404 more in council tax from this April.
The decision to reduce the budget for council tax support by 10 per cent means low-income households face a tax increase of up to £600.