The pre-Budget report 2009 announced that Government would save at least £500 million by 2012-13 by reducing duplication between organisations and streamlining arm's length bodies.
The pre-Budget report 2009 also announced Government would save £650 million from cuts of 50 per cent. in consultancy spend and 25 per cent. in marketing and communications spend across Government by 2012-13. The 25 per cent. cut in marketing and communications spend will be based on 2009-10 spending levels and the 50 per cent. cut in consultancy spend will be based on 2008-09 levels.
For all savings, Government will work with Departments to help them deliver cuts although it will for individual departments and arm's length bodies to decide their priorities for future spending.