The government will spend £100 million on armed forces accommodation from the £2.4 billion it will save by ceasing combat in Afghanistan, George Osborne said today.
David Cameron said during a visit to the US last week that UK forces will cease combat operation by the end of 2014.
Mr Osborne said today that the result will be a £2.4 billion saving on operations.
“As a consequence, I can tell the House that the cost of operations – which are funded by the government’s special reserve and entirely separate from the defence budget – are expected to be a total of £2.4bn lower than planned over the remainder of the Parliament.
“We will fund an extra £100m of improvements in the accommodation of our armed forces and their families.”