The Defence Secretary will today announce a raft of changes to the role of the Territorial Army including possible rewards for companies who support reservists in their employment.
Philip Hammond is expected to announce a sharp rise in the number of reservists from around 19,000 to 30,000 by 2018, parallel with a reduction in the numbers of regular soldiers.
The Territorial Army will be renamed the Army Reserve and is likely to be given a special £42 million equipment budget.
Training will also be boosted, with more exercises held overseas, and smaller firms given financial incentives to let staff join up.
More top news
Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy said the dog meat farm in South Korea was 'one of the saddest places I've seen'.
Two-year-old Casper Platt-May and his six-year-old brother Corey died in the crash in Coventry on Thursday.
It means the petition, calling for a diverse panel to be appointed to the inquiry, has enough signatures to spark a debate in Parliament.