Spending Review: Home Office agrees cuts with Osborne

The Home Office and five other departments are the latest to reach a deal with George Osborne over spending cuts, the government has confirmed.

About half of all departments have now agreed to cuts of between 8% and 10% to help tackle the deficit.

That amounts to £3.6bn - nearly a third of the way towards the £11.5bn target.

The BBC's Vicki Young said some of the biggest spenders, including the Ministry of Defence, are still in talks with the Treasury.

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