Whitehall reductions not finalised

As a further six government departments agree spending cuts ahead of the Spending Review, big spenders, such has the Department of Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Defence, have yet to come to an agreement.

Whitehall reductions not yet finalised
Whitehall reductions not yet finalised Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA

More than half of Whitehall has now agreed a settlement but around two thirds of the planned reductions have yet to be finalised.

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Cameron's Armed Forces vow

The PM has said difficult decisions have had to be made on the defence budget after the head of the Army warned about any further cuts. Six more government departments have agreed to budget cuts as the Treasury seeks to find £11.5bn worth of savings