Armed Forces: Overall Size

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 6th July 2020.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

Since 2015 we have introduced many measures to respond to a difficult armed forces recruitment and retention climate. These include financial incentives, flexible service, the recruitment partnership project, the future accommodation model, and improved childcare. We saw improved recruitment figures of 31% from 2018-19. The size of the armed forces should always be dictated by the threat, UK global ambition, and modern technology.