Chancellor's Spending Review and cuts to budgets

George Osborne's Wednesday statement on the Spending Review - or a Spending Round as it is set to be renamed - will set out how much individual government departments will lose from their budgets in the financial year 2015-16.

In total he will announce additional cuts of £11.5bn.

Giles Dilnot reports on how history shows previous spending reviews were handled.

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