Britain to cut half million public sector jobs: minister
Britain will cut 490,000 public sector jobs over four years as part of a sweeping programme of spending cuts, finance minister George Osborne told parliament on Wednesday.
Osborne said the job losses were "unavoidable when the country has run out of money".
The figures were based on the best estimate made by the government's Office for Budget Responsibility, he added.
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