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Darling confirmed as chancellor

Alistair Darling will set tax policy, as John Hutton gets business regulation brief in new department

Alistair Darling has been appointed chancellor of the Exchequer, with John
Hutton taking on a new beefed up Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
brief.

Darling had been hotly tipped to take on Gordon Brown’s former role. He will
work alongside Andy Burnham, who has been appointed chief secretary to the
Treasury. Other Treasury positions are expected to be confirmed tomorrow.

There was no cabinet post for long-time paymaster general Dawn Primarolo.

The DTI is set to be revamped under John Hutton’s new brief. Hutton had been
work and pensions minister under Blair, and the full details of the new business
body are set to be closely scrutinised.

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