Budget - extra £400m for MOD

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  1. Did he mention Iran?
     
  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    £400m?

    Micky Mouse money to paper over the cracks. What bet this comes with a covering letter for another 2% efficiency saving from the mil budget meaning a net loss for the year???
     
  3. And how much for Dome II - the Olympic Village?
     
  4. Is there any more news about the budget? I switched on the BBC TV news at one o'clock but it had been replaced by a party political broadcast for the Labour party.
     
  5. It'll probably wind up being £399 million for consultancy fees, PFI training contracts, new 'Smart GWoT Information Systems' (original estimate £3.50 and a bag of Werthers Originals) and some high-tech gimmickry for crabair to swan around in.
     
  6. Excellent! Plenty to spend on properly functioning and fit-for-purpose equipment, housing, medical care etc for service personnel... :shakefist:
     
  7. It looks like this is additional funding from the contingency fund to pay for UORs. I understand that it will not be added to the main budget. Also bear in mind the 3% efficiency savings across Govt. Effectively he's just CUT the defence budget - AGAIN!
     
  8. Orwellian isn't it?
     
  9. Wash your mouth out.....

    The spin is that he has again given the military staffs all the money they could possibly ever need!

    Litotes
     
  10. How unkind you all are to Uncle Jxx sorry Gordon Brown.

    Shocking ingratitude as Operational Allowances paid from 1 April 2006 are now confirmed as being exempt from Income Tax as are payments under the 2006 Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme

    Wonder if the "cost" of those tax exemptions are somehow counted into the "extra" £400m?

    Oooh let me think.................
     
  11. Will it be able to cover the cost of a new chair for every MOD civil servant?
     
  12. Read the Budget Report, guys! Page 169 says:

    It's a contingency fund... no doubt hedged by various rules which include the one about only being able to claim if accompanied by both great-grandparents!

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  13. Hmmmmmmmm... Anyone else suspicious of "and elsewhere"?