Sunak's defence spending could hit council budgets, says IFS

By Heather Jameson | 24 April 2024

The Prime Minister’s announcement of extra defence cash could hit public sector budgets further, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Rishi Sunak pledged to put Britain on ‘a war footing’ by increasing defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030 on a visit to Poland. Under the plans, defence spending would increase by £75bn over the next six years.

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