illustrates nicely that actually the MOD gets a significant chunk of tax payers money 4th largest departmental spend after DWP, health and schools. And significantly more than home office and police for salaries
also shows that 7 times more people are on the sick than on dole!
disagree, for the size of our armed force, its a reasonably large amount. However, i agree that other departmental spending is obscene in areas
How the MOD budget is managed (badly) is another thing. The EP is has been a disaster with FRES and super carriers absorbing a disproportionate amount versus capability, and don't forget, UORs and Ops, pre-PR08, were from the CPF.
I think the 'atlas' has been over-simplified (eg Ops spending being shown against MOD spends) and there are some omissions, eg, where's foreign office?