Ruth Porter writes for the Huffington Post
The challenge for the government is that growth forecasts have been overly optimistic. Since they came to power the economy has staggered along the bottom and so although the deficit has been reduced by around a third, in order to meet his targets George Osborne has had to find an additional £11.5bn of savings.
The difficulty today has been to face the immense task of reforming public spending whilst straight-jacketed by ring-fences around certain area of spending.
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