Defence Budget boost in the 2018 budget

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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson adds his input to the 2018 Budget which the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered to Parliament on 29th October.

The Defence Secretary said:

“The extra £1billion for defence on top of the £800million increase this summer represents a substantial financial boost and reaffirms our commitment to protecting national security.

“Not only will this funding ensure we continue to have world-leading armed forces but will also allow defence to modernise our critical assets, such as our offensive cyber capabilities, anti-submarine warfare and our nuclear deterrent.

“Furthermore, it allows us to deliver our existing plans set out within the Strategic Defence Review 2015.”

You can see the Budget in full on GOV.UK

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