Where George Osborne's £6bn of cuts will be made

What does the Government's belt-tightening mean to specific Whitehall departments? Nigel Morris breaks down the figures
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EDUCATION (£670m)

£80m from quangos.

*Becta (promotes the use of technology in schools) to be axed – initial saving £10m.

*The National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services (helps boost teachers' leadership skills) – cut by £16m.

*Children's Workforce Development Council – cut by £15m.

*Training and Development Agency for Schools (recruits high-fliers into teaching) – cut by £30m.

*Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency – cut by £8m.

*Schools Food Trust – cut by £1m.

* £60m – reducing bureaucracy surrounding the issuing of diplomas and qualifications to 14- to 19-year olds.

* £40m – cutting red tape on education programmes, including:

* £10m from every child schemes.

* £11m – backroom savings on IT and procurement;

* £110m – running costs of other programmes, including:

*One-to-one tuition running costs – cut by £47m.

*Young People's Learning Agency – cut by £20m.

* (Remaining £290m – to be set out in the coming year.)



BUSINESS, INNOVATION & SKILLS (£836m)

* £233m – cutting funding for UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (researches disease prevention).

* £118m – reduced grant for the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

* £100m – department's running costs to be cut by 11 per cent.

* £82m – efficiencies in university budgets (10,000 extra places rather than 20,000 originally planned).

* £74m – cuts in regional development agencies, will fall heaviest in the south.

* £200m – "Train to gain" training programme to be cut – money will be "recycled".

* £18m – cuts from "lower priority projects".

* £11m – cuts from work on reforming vocational qualifications.



TRANSPORT (£683m)

* £309m – cut in grants to local authorities.

* £108m – cut in grant to Transport for London.

* £112m – backroom savings, including recruitment freeze and marketing.

* £100m – cuts to Network Rail.

* £54m – cut from "lower priority schemes", including rolling stock and improvements on the A453, A23 and M6 Junctions 5-8.



JUSTICE (£325m)

No detailed breakdown yet of savings, but will include:

*Cuts to consultancy, travel, events and postage costs.

*Reductions on IT spending and departmental projects.

* "Tightening" recruitment to all but the most essential posts.

*Stopping capital projects and more efficient running of prisons.



ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE (£85m)

* £20.2m cuts to Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the Carbon Trust and the Energy Savings Trust.

* £4.8m savings in departmental administrative costs.

* £26m "other efficiencies", including £6m in grants to regional development agencies.

* £34m from business support programmes, including moving forward closure of the low-carbon buildings programme.



FOREIGN OFFICE (£55m)

No detailed breakdown available, but will include:

*Selling "less used" buildings overseas.

*Sharing costs with other departments working abroad.

*Savings on consultancy and support functions.



HOME OFFICE (£367m)

* £135m cut in police funding – administration, procurement, IT.

* £30m cut to the National Policing Improvement Agency.

* £34m saved by raising fees for visas and increasing criminal asset recovery receipts.

* £10m saving from Serious Organised Crime Agency.

* £25m cut in consultancy spending.

Remaining £133m – miscellaneous savings, including back-office costs and recruitment.



COMMUNITIES (£780m)

* £82m cuts in waste and inefficiency in the department and its quangos.

* £186m less money for regional development agencies' lower priority programmes.

* £150m cuts in housing.

* £362m in lower grants to town halls.



LOCAL GOVERNMENT (£405m)

* £230m cutting waste and inefficiency including:

* £160m from underspending on public finance initiative projects.

* £41m from money not spent.

* £29m savings from cutting quangos, including the Audit Commission, Valuation Office Agency, the Standards Board and the Valuation Tribunals Service.

* £175m in lower grants to town halls.



LAW OFFICERS' DEPARTMENT (£18m)

*More than £16m – Crown Prosecution Service.

* £1m – Serious Fraud Office.

* £0.4m – Treasury Solicitor.



ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS (£162m)

No detailed breakdown, but will include:

*Limiting recruitment and shedding temporary and contract staff;

*Savings in IT, estates, and procurement;

*Cuts to regional development agencies;

* "Efficiencies" in flood management.

*Cuts to schemes such as the rural development programme, IT spending on the whole farm approach (aims to cut red tape for farmers) and checks for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies diseases .



WORK AND PENSIONS (£535m)

* £200m through back-office efficiencies, including:

* £70m cuts in IT projects;

* £25m cuts from renegotiating medical/IT projects;

* £85m cuts in marketing, travel and research;

* £15m freezing almost all recruitment;

* £5m from selling buildings;

* £335m from "refocusing recession measures", including:

* £290m from future jobs fund, which finds work for 18-24 year olds;

* £30m from ending the £1,000 subsidy to employers who take on a long-term unemployed person;

* £15m from not renewing temporary contracts.



CABINET OFFICE (£79m)

No detailed breakdown, but will include:

* "Tight controls" on recruitment.

*Cutting spending on IT.

*Savings through procurement.

*Reducing "discretionary spending", such as lower priority schemes.



DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS (£704m)

*Scotland – £375m.

*Wales – £187m.

*Northern Ireland – £142m.



CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENTS (£451m)

* £320m – saved from axeing child trust funds.

* £125m – cuts in HM Revenue and Customs budget: renegotiating contracts, advertising spending, travel costs etc.

* £6m – cut in Treasury spending.



CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT (£88m)

* £27m from the Olympics budget.

* £5m from Arts Council England.

*3 per cent cut to all bodies funded by DCMS.

*3 per cent cut in DCMS running costs.

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