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.
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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