The Treasury has confirmed that the government will announce budget cuts of 1% to departments over the next two years.
Making the announcement on Twitter the Treasury said:
Resource budgets in government departments cut by around 1.1% over next two years #responsiblerecovery
£1bn will be cut from Treasury reserve this year. #responsiblerecovery
No cuts to capital, health, schools, aid, HMRC, local gov & security services. MoD given exceptional flexibility #responsiblerecovery
In another message the Treasury said: "Chancellor & Chief Sec have written to cabinet to inform them an extra £1bn a year savings will be made over next 3yrs."