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Ministry of Defence equipment procurement performance improving – but risks remain

The Ministry of Defence’s equipment procurement budget is now more stable,  but there are still risks to the affordability of the military equipment plan according to an annual review from the government's auditor.

Deeper debate needed on Trident replacement and defence needs, says new report

Britain's nuclear weapons are irrelevant to any existing and foreseeable threats posed by foreign states and there is an urgent need for a wider and more informed public and parliamentary debate about their replacement, according to a new study published by the Nuclear Education Trust (NET).

Government shelves plans to privatise defence procurement

Government plans to privatise the procurement of military equipment are to be abandoned after only one contractor proved willing to run the scheme following the withdrawal of other bidders from a tendering process.  

Alternatives to Trident take centre stage as senior politicians question need for new nuclear weapons

As Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander hits out at spending billions on replacing Trident, other senior politicians have added their voices to the growing criticism of government plans for new nuclear weapons.