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Government set to unveil UK cuts

Chancellor George Osborne is preparing to reveal the biggest programme of cuts in the UK for decades, in his long-awaited spending review.

Average budget reductions of 25% to most Whitehall departments are expected alongside welfare cuts, following months of negotiations with ministers.

Reports suggest nearly 500,000 public sector jobs will go by 2014-15.

Naomi Grimley reports.

  • 20 Oct 2010