Key spending watchdog warns departments on need to cut costs

Key spending watchdog warns departments on need to cut costs

A number of high-profile departments, including housing, education and justice, are in danger of overshooting their budgets by the end of the year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has said

Several government departments will need to be bailed out to the tune of millions of euro if “significant savings” are not made in the coming months, a stark new report has warned.

A number of high-profile departments, including housing, education and justice, are in danger of overshooting their budgets by the end of the year, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) said.

The office, which was set up to provide independent economic analysis to politicians, warned...

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