Headlines, PublicNet: 11 June, 2014

Central departments, with 16% fewer staff, cut expenditure in the last year on commercial contracts, IT, property, marketing, temporary staff and consultancy. The total cost reduction was more than £14b and this cash has been recycled within departmental budgets to protect frontline services. None of the cash has been returned to the Treasury.

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