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The Department of Health is to cut about 650 jobs to reduce running costs.
Non-senior staff numbers will fall from 1,800 to 1,200-1,300 by April 2017 and staff at three London offices will move to a single site in Westminster.
Most Whitehall budgets were cut in last November’s spending review and the DoH is trying to make efficiency savings of 30% in the next five years.
The chancellor announced a cut in the budget of the Department of Health although NHS spending was protected.
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