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Live blog: Treasury spending cuts

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 24 May 2010

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and his Lib Dem deputy David Laws outlined today where £6bn in spending cuts will be made this year. Read how it happened on our live blog.

The coalition government have said the cuts will not effect "frontline services" - instead departments are expected to renogotiate contracts, cut out discretionary spending, control recruitment and reduce overheads.

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