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UK MoD under further scrutiny over defence costs

16th November 2011 - 10:30 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London, UK

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The UK MoD is accused of being ‘hampered by a legacy of poor planning’ which has led to a £500 million in-year cost increase in the 15 largest defence projects, the National Audit Office (NAO) stated on 16 November.

Amyas Morse, head of the NAO, said that poor performance on some past projects, and the resulting cuts and delays ‘are not value for money’. The statement provided the back drop to the release of the Major Projects Report 2011 detailing the top 15 Ministry of Defence procurement programmes.

The increase has resulted from the MoD trying to cut costs and

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