£1.1bn armed forces savings won't affect 'equipment'

An annual shortfall in army savings will need to be found from cuts across the armed forces "other than equipment," the National Audit Office said today.

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweeted:


The £1.1bn annual shortfall in savings will need to be found from cuts "across the armed forces from budget areas other than equipment" <NAO


Despite cutting regular Army by fifth to save cash @naoorguk estimates MoD won't make savings it had planned. Will be £1.1bn PER YEAR short


NatAuditOffice: "significant risks" in new Army structure & shortfall in recruitment of new reserves "will up the pressure on regular units"


Watchdog warns of Army cuts 'risks'

Cuts to the size of the Army come with "significant risks" that could "significantly affect the Army's ability to achieve its objectives and value for money", the public spending watchdog has warned in a damning assessment of the process.