Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has admitted Government cuts will hit front line public services despite election promises that such services would be protected.
In an interview with the BBC’s Daily Politics, he said public services would need to find different ways to deliver the outcomes people want.
Alexander said: “There are some reductions that will hit the front line, there are some that will be taken up by the back office.”
He said: “The Chancellor made clear in his statement that we are seeking to deliver reforms that will enable us to still deliver the outcomes people want.”
He said the £83bn of cuts announced in the spending review meant services would need to use “different ways” to do what people want with less money.