Chancellor Jeremy Hunt considering significant benefit cuts
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering £2bn cuts to benefits, including stopping unemployed people from claiming free prescriptions and discounted bus travel. Disabled people may have benefits cut by up to £4,680 a year. Hunt may also cut inheritance tax from 40% to 30% or 20%, or even abolish it. Latest polls show the Conservative party 20 points behind Labour. Hunt's autumn statement on Wednesday could be the last before a general election.