News coming in of a letter from Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander to government departments, demanding 10% cut in 2015/16 for those not protected.
That is a big hit for departments in 2015/16. Outside schools/hospitals/overseas aid the Treasury is asking for 10% savings from resource (day-to-day) spending.
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