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PREMIUM OPINION: All that glitters is not gold for MoD

29th December 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Clarence

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The major multi-year funding injection announced by the UK government in November 2020 appears attractive — but in fact it lays bare a dilemma at the heart of the MoD.

The UK MoD enters 2021 having won a significant victory in its battles with the Treasury. Prime Minister Boris Johnson firmly aligned himself with Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace in November, by agreeing a multi-year funding settlement worth £16.5 billion.

This represents a marked change in fortunes ...

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