Chancellor George Osborne has said that seven government departments have provisionally agreed to cuts of up to 10% for 2015 to help make savings of £11.5bn.
Speaking to ITV's Daybreak, Mr Osborne said: "This will enable us to get this deficit down and also, crucially, spend money where I think the public want it spent, which is on things like the NHS and on the kind of infrastructure".
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