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George Osbornes Comprehensive Spending Review has yielded few surprises

George Osborne's Comprehensive Spending Review has yielded few surprises

The spending review was heavily trailed, widely leaked and therefore unsurprising. Rather than cutting everything equally, some things are left unaffected (schools, hospitals and international aid), and others have been savaged. In particular, university students will now pay for their own tuition, rather than having government pay half of it, and council tenants will now pay a market rent, instead of being subsidised. That is a move to a smaller state,…

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