Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 25 March 2024.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee, Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit armed forces personnel.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

In a challenging labour market, we continue to apply an array of measures to support recruitment and retention and refine the Armed Forces’ offer including last year with the largest pay increase for more than two decades. Haythornthwaite Review teams have been stood up across Defence to implement all of Rick Haythornthwaite’s 67 recommendations, working to establish a reward and incentivisation architecture that will attract and retain the skills we need in the years ahead.

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