Further £11.5bn spending cuts

Chancellor George Osborne said that seven government departments have provisionally agreed to cuts of up to 10% for 2015 to help make savings of £11.5bn.

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Osborne 'must take action' to get economy growing

Chris Leslie, Labour's Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, has said that George Osborne should be taking action to get the economy growing strongly, following the Chancellor's comments on the spending review earlier today.

This is a spending review David Cameron and George Osborne never wanted or expected to happen.

The Chancellor is now asking for even more spending cuts, with most big departments yet to reach agreement.

After the IMF's damning criticism last week George Osborne should be asking himself what’s gone wrong and taking action to get the economy growing strongly between now and 2015.

Sadly he seems set to spend the next two years sticking to policies that are badly failing on living standards, growth and even deficit reduction.

– Chris Leslie MP

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