A new study shows the U.K. government has increased spending on the military to $61.5-billion last year, up from $54.8-billion in 2019.
Currently around £56.1-billion of the NHS annual budget goes on staffing costs. A 1 percent pay rise would cost approximately £561-million. That’s almost the same amount the Ministry of Defence (MOD) spent on missiles for its new fleet of F-35 Lightning fighter jets in January. A week after the missile spending was announced, the MOD said another £76-million would be spent maintaining the F-35s.