The Chancellor, George Osborne will set out his final Spending Round today before the country goes to the polls in 2015.
- The Spending Review for 2015/16 is expected to slice £11.5 billion off the day-to-day budgets of Whitehall departments
- It will extend the age of austerity the beyond the general election
- But Mr Osborne is also expected to confirm that billions of pounds of additional investment are to be directed into major infrastructure projects to boost growth
- The Chancellor will tell MPs that he remains committed to his cuts strategy to pay down Britain's massive debts as the country moves from "rescue to recovery"
Shadow financial secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie writes for ITV News in response to the Chancellor's Spending Review.
While the Conservatives and Lib Dem strategies are clear enough, Labour's response to government cuts is not yet obvious.
By excluding pensions and the benefits associated with the economic cycle, Osborne has put an automatic cap on a narrow range of benefits.