The Ministry of Defence is critically reviewing all activities and functions undertaken by the civilian workforce. We will review and test, based on value for money assessments, how these activities and functions could best be done in the future. The achievement of the Department's objectives, including the delivery of front-line operational capabilities, remains our priority. Alternative delivery models will be evaluated.
The Department outsourced 4,090 staff between Financial Year (FY) 2012-13 and FY2016-17 (inclusive), broken down by year as follows: FY2012-13 (380 staff); FY2013-14 (zero staff); FY2014-15 (2,355 staff); FY2015-16 (1,130 staff) and FY2016-17 (225 staff).