New analysis of Liz Truss plan to boost the defence budget

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I think to make it credible you have to start in the next year or two setting in place all the structures and capabilities you will need to get 3% by 2030. It is a very big increase and it will require more people in the services; it will require our defence industry to be able to produce all; it will require more physical infrastructure and all those things take time to build. Although we are talking about how much the Government will be spending on defence, or the Truss administration has promised it will be by 2030, eight years away, you had to set the ball rolling now becaUse you could get to that level more quickly...

Read the report: From Famine to Feast? The Implications of 3% for the UK Defence Budget, by Malcolm Chalmers, 2 September 2022