Scots share pain of Osborne cuts
Chancellor George Osborne will launch a fresh round of public spending cuts in today’s Budget – and slash an additional £100million from Scottish Government funds.
He is expected to order Whitehall departments to make savings of about £2.5billion, with the proceeds to be invested in capital projects designed to kick-start growth.
Mr Osborne and Danny Alexander, Highland MP and chief treasury to the Treasury, briefed Cabinet about the plan yesterday.
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