The UK army is stretched under current funding arrangements, says Defence Committee.
UK armed forces need a significant hike in funding to tackle threats from states like Russia and fill existing “black holes” in their finances, a new parliamentary report has said.
The report from the Commons Defence Committee said the government should increase defence spending up from 2% to 3% of total GDP. In its report, the committee warned that a failure to sustainably finance the military on a sustainable basis makes it “very difficult” to implement a long-term strategy for Britain’s defence needs. (Independent, 2018)