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Live: Rolling coverage of the Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement provided by CSW's sister title PoliticsHome
CSW rounds up the big Spending Review stories and analysis ahead of the chancellor's statement to the Commons at 12:30pm
Negotiations are nearly over, but the real challenge of the spending review is just beginning.
Sale price £280m more than the “book value”, George Osborne announces
Insitute for Government report says there is "insufficient recognition" that "less money will often mean doing less" – and urges clear statements of intent from new single departmental plans
HM Revenue & Customs briefs staff on major downsizing of its estate – CSW has the key details and reaction from unions
HM Revenue and Customs chief executive says low staff morale is not damaging productivity – but acknowledges more work to do to make officials feel engaged with wider department
Chancellor George Osborne confirms that environment, communities and transport departments have struck a deal with the Treasury — as he hints at further changes to public sector pay and terms
Report by the National Audit Office spending watchdog finds that charity received £46m of public funding over 15 years
Public Accounts Committee calls for greater focus on preventing over- and underpayments
Labour asks the NAO to look into Just Solutions International
Chancellor chairs first meeting of the public expenditure committee (PEX) — with DWP and DfID spending said to be under scrutiny
General secretaries of the PCS and FDA unions renew their call for a rethink on civil service pay after cabinet secretary tells CSW officials are "realistic" about the need to cut the deficit
EVEL plans should be "piloted on statutory instruments"; pension freedoms could be putting savers at risk – the latest from the House of Commons select committees
Business secretary tells MPs that axing Department for Business, Innovation and Skills would be a "step backwards". But he asks: "Do we need 80 locations?"
Institute for Fiscal Studies gives its assessment ahead of the Spending Review – and warns easier efficiency savings have already been "identified and delivered"
Exclusive: HMRC staff to find out about new network of more specialised regional centres in November as tax authority seeks cut in its number of offices
Former head of the civil service asked by Labour to "review the operation of the Treasury itself" – as shadow chancellor John McDonnell signals major shift in the opposition's economic policy
Workforce shrinks by 8,000 posts – with GovCos and privatisations accounting for much of the change
Robert Chote – reappointed as chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility watchdog – says he is "relaxed" about Treasury suggesting changes to its independent forecasts
Select committee to question OBR's Robert Chote after e-mails show Treasury seeks changes to wording of draft forecast
Crown Commercial Service promises to boost role of smaller firms as provision of travel and conference booking for officials is split into four contracts
Former head of the civil service tells chancellor at Lords committee hearing that he believes argument for running a surplus is a "smokescreen" for a smaller state
Public and Commercial Services union makes "strong representations" to tax authority about "timescale and process" of 90-day talks, which department says may result in compulsory redundancies