Lord Digby Jones in call to 'wake up' over cuts

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The BBC has commissioned research to assess how resilient each of the 324 English council regions are to economic shocks, like public sector cuts.

The government will announce its spending review, which looked at lots of different aspects and divided them into categories - business, community and people and places - on 20 October.

Lord Digby Jones, former chief of the CBI, told BBC News that private sector workers - who have taken pay cuts to try to keep their jobs - were "fed up" with the public sector, which he said had to face up to the government cuts.

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