Live blog: Treasury spending cuts
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.