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Spending cuts could last a decade – civil service chief

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/06/2012

Nicholas Watt

Britain's most senior civil servant has warned that public spending cuts could last a decade, highlighting the challenge of removing Britain's record peacetime structural budget deficit.
Sir Jeremy Heywood, who was appointed last year by David Cameron as cabinet secretary, said the government was only a quarter of the way through its fiscal consolidation. He made his remarks at a central London event hosted by the Institute for Government. In a live feed from the event the IFG tweeted: "Heywood: probably only 25pc through fiscal challenge this country faces."
The Daily Telegraph reported Heywood as saying: "We are 25% through fiscal adjustment. Spending cuts could last seven, eight, 10 years."
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"Spending cuts could last a decade – civil service chief", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 24/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/spending-cuts-could-last-a-decade-civil-service-chief