DECC budget cut by £70m

The budget of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will be reduced by £70 million for the 2015/16 financial year. Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement yesterday as part […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The budget of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will be reduced by £70 million for the 2015/16 financial year.

Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement yesterday as part of the UK Government’s plans to reduce debt.

The Treasury revealed plans to save £3 billion in total across different departments.

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ budget will be also reduced by £450 million while the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will see a £83 million cut.

Mr Osborne said: “Reducing the deficit – that is how you deliver lasting economic security for working people. For as everyone knows, when it comes to living within your means, the sooner you start the smoother the ride.”