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500 soldiers face losing their jobs to help MoD balance the books

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/03/2010

Deborah Haynes and Tom Coghlan

"As a group of MPs warned that the Ministry of Defence faces a funding black hole of up to £80 billion over the next decade because of poor budgeting, it emerged that up to 500 soldiers would lose their jobs under a plan to modernise the Army.

"The MoD may need to cancel a number of multibillion-pound equipment projects to tackle its growing financial deficit, according to the Public Accounts Committee .

"Despite the conflict in Afghanistan, the Armed Forces are preparing for swingeing cuts to procurement programmes and personnel under a strategic defence review after the election."

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"500 soldiers face losing their jobs to help MoD balance the books", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/500-soldiers-face-losing-their-jobs-to-help-mod-balance-the-books