Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holding the Budget box on Budget Day 21/03/2012
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Budget 2013: Osborne to unveil extra £2.5bn in cuts

The government is to announce further spending cuts in Wednesday's Budget, with the savings going to large-scale infrastructure projects designed to boost economic growth.

Most Whitehall departments will have to cut 2% of their spending over the next two years, amounting to about £2.5bn.

But health, schools and HM Revenue & Customs budgets will be unaffected.

James Landale reports.

  • 19 Mar 2013
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