1% cut to govt department budgets

The Treasury has confirmed that the Government will announce budget cuts of 1% to departments over the next two years.

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PM: Govt been discussing issue of energy bills 'for years'

Prime Minister David Cameron has told ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship that the coalition's announced cut in energy bills was not in response to Labour's proposed energy price freeze.

Speaking in China, Mr Cameron said: "We have been discussing within the coalition the issue of energy bills for years now. It has taken me longer than I would have liked but I'm very glad we put in place at least some relief on the issue of energy bills."

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