What’s in the Budget for UK Defence in six tweets

Harry Lye 11 March 2020 (Last Updated March 11th, 2020 15:53)

The UK Government's 2020 Budget includes £100m in additional funding for defence research and development (R&D) and funding to support overseas buyers of UK defence and security equipment.

What’s in the Budget for UK Defence in six tweets
The budget includes an additional £100m for UK Defence R&D. Image: HM Treasury.

The UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the 2020 Budget designed to deliver on the Government’s ‘promises to the British people’. What commitments to defence does the budget include?

The integrated review and the comprehensive defence review

Support for overseas defence equipment sales

Additional funding for defence R&D

Funding for the Southampton Spitfire Memorial

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