Ministry of Defence: Staff

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th May 2022.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to institute £2.5 billion reductions to the Department's workforce costs.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

As part of the department’s Annual Budget Cycle process, we are scoping options to secure c£2.5 billion of savings by 2030. This is reflected in our Spending Review 20 settlement. It is too early to state how these savings will be achieved by 2030 but following the workforce reductions set out in the Integrated Review, there will be wider non-headcount related savings identified as a result of a smaller workforce. We also have ambitious transformation and efficiencies programmes that aim to improve our systems, user experience, decision making, productivity and deliver savings.

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