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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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George Osborne (r) and his Lib Dem ally in the Treasury Danny Alexander
Osborne sets the stage for ‘once in a generation’ spending review

By Ian Dunt George Osborne has published a framework laying out the groundwork for the “once-in-a-generation” spending review this autumn The framework will demand that government departments submit their initial plans before the summer recess and demonstrate that they meet “tough” new criteria to deliver value for money. It also confirms government plans to consult… Read more »

Senior ministers to scrutinise ministers' spending plans
‘Star chamber’ to test ministers’ cutting plans

By staff Ministers will have to justify their spending cuts before a panel of senior ministers, under reported government plans. Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce the proposal for a ‘star chamber’ scrutinising departmental spending cuts as he outlines his framework for the coming comprehensive spending review tomorrow. The move to establish a… Read more »