Past event

Invitation Only

The Economics of UK Security and Defence Policy

Chatham House, London

International Security Department

Event documents

Rapporteur Report: The Economics of UK Security and Defence Policy No 2: The Economics of the Defence Review
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Participants

Tim Banfield, Defence Director, National Audit Office
John Dowdy, Director, McKinsey & Co
Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme, Chatham House

Overview

With a new Government in place, attention in the Ministry of Defence will be focused on reducing the department's budget deficit, addressing the pace of procurement projects and identifying areas for savings.

This event will focus on the level and effect of efficiency savings and where cuts might fall, addressing questions of personnel, procurement and logistics. Can savings be made from reductions in civil service numbers? Can acquisition be made more efficient? Is there room for further streamlining of logistics? Will national investment in Research and Technology (R&T) and Research and Development (R&D) be affected by financial constraints and what are the consequences? Can outsourcing deliver additional savings?

This event is the second in the series on the Economics of UK Security and Defence Policy.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only.