£30 billion public sector savings by 2010

8 October 2007
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09 October 2007 | Paul Snell

Government departments will be expected to save £30 billion over the next three years, the chancellor has announced.

Revealing the government's Comprehensive Spending Review and Pre-Budget Report in the Commons this afternoon, Alistair Darling said because public sector budgets would be tighter there was "all the more reason to identify increased efficiencies".

"The spending review has identified substantial developments that can be made by departments. Building on the £20 billion already achieved, departments will save a further £30 billion by 2010," he said.

He added plans on how each department will achieve the savings will be set out "in detail".

The chancellor also announced a 2p cut in corporation tax to 28p from next year and revealed investment in transport would reach £14.5 billion a year by 2010.

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