Factbox: How UK spending cuts will hit departments

(BestGrowthStock) – British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday government department budgets would be cut by 19 percent on average over four years, less than the 25 percent cuts signaled in the June budget.

Below are details of the government’s spending plans and where those cuts will fall. Percentage cuts are in real terms, taking inflation into consideration.

WORK AND PENSIONS

– Overall funding — departmental limit plus annually managed expenditure estimate — up in nominal terms to 171.5 billion pounds in 2014/15 from 158.6 billion in 2010/11

– Real terms cut in running costs of 26 percent by 2014/15

– Coalition will save 18 billion pounds a year from welfare

EDUCATION

– Funding up in nominal terms to 61.4 billion pounds in 2014/15 from 60.6 billion in 2010/11

– Running costs to fall in real terms by three percent by 2015

– Capital spending will fall 60 percent in real terms by 2015

– Schools budget will increase in real terms up to 2014/2015

HEALTH

– Funding up to 114.6 billion pounds by 2015 from 101.8 billion

– Real terms rise in fixed departmental budget of 0.4 percent

– Running costs up 1.3 percent, capital spending down 17 percent

TRANSPORT

– Budget falls to 12.3 billion pounds by 2015 from 13.1 billion

– Running costs down 21 percent, capital spending cut 11 percent

– 30 billion pounds to be spent on infrastructure

COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

– Budget falls to 3.9 billion from 9.6 billion in 2010/11

– Running costs down 51 percent, 13 percent cut to fire services

– Funding to councils will drop 14 percent in real terms by 2015

BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS

– Budget cut to 16.0 billion pounds in 2014/15 from 20.1 billion

– Running costs cut 25 percent, capital spending cut 44 percent

Defense

– Budget cut by eight percent in real terms by 2014/15

– Funding rises in nominal terms to 36.9 billion pounds from 35.7 billion pounds in 2010/11 – For details of Britain’s strategic defense review, please click here: [ID:nLDE69I2C1]

HOME OFFICE

– Budget falls to 9.3 billion pounds by 2015 from 10.8 billion

– Running costs down 23 percent in real terms

– Police funding drops to 8.5 billion by 2015 from 9.7 billion, with a 14 percent real terms cut in running costs

JUSTICE MINISTRY

– Budget falls to 7.3 billion pounds in 2014/15 from 8.9 billion pounds in 2010/11, with a 23 percent cut in running costs

FOREIGN OFFICE

– Budget falls to 1.3 billion pounds by 2014/15 from 1.6 billion

– Running costs cut 24 percent in real terms

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

– Budget up to 11.6 billion pounds from 7.9 billion in 2010/11

– Britain will increase overseas aid to 0.7 of gross national income by 2013

ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

– Budget rises to 3.6 billion pounds by 2014/15 from 2.9 billion

– One billion pounds for carbon capture developments

– Real terms savings of 30 percent in running costs

ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

– Budget to fall to 2.3 billion pounds from 3.0 billion pounds

– Running costs cut by 29 percent in real terms

CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT

– Budget dips to 6.8 billion by 2015 from 7.1 billion

– Running costs down 24 percent, excluding 2012 Olympics

SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND, WALES

– Seven percent real terms cuts in funds to devolved administrations

(Compiled by Fiona Shaikh and Matt Falloon; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

Factbox: How UK spending cuts will hit departments