Half of these job cuts have already been announced as part of the merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise to create one tax body.
Other cuts will now take place in the Departments of Health, Education and other agencies and regulators.
The FT reports that Brown could take the jobs cuts beyond the 80,000 level as procurement and back office functions are rationalised in areas like education, the police and local government.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
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