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Osborne ‘finds’ surplus cash

Issue No. 2272

The government has “found” millions of pounds of surplus cash—despite the cuts.

Chancellor George Osborne is planning what to do with this “underspend”.

Lib Dem treasury secretary Danny Alexander has already identified £500 million of cash apparently “floating around” government departments.

As one adviser to Nick Clegg put it, “If Danny gets £500 million, God knows how much George has found.”

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Tue 4 Oct 2011, 18:02 BST
Issue No. 2272
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