Ungated Post | 10 May 2021

The Wider Value of the British Army

In this study we explore the numerous ways in which the Army creates value for the UK.

We consider how the Army bolsters the UK’s resilience to unexpected events at home by providing support to civilian authorities in times of crisis, and how it protects the UK’s way of life through activities to preserve the UK’s natural environment and heritage.

We highlight the Army’s role in influencing others through its work to strengthen relationships with allies and partners, with the ultimate aim of reducing the risk of conflict. This includes the Army’s work to deliver training to other countries’ armies; provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and its engagement with partners through the Army overseas network. We also show how the Army projects influence through activities in the UK, including through the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and State Ceremonial and Public Duties.

The final part of the report considers the Army’s role in promoting prosperity. We estimate the “economic footprint” of the Army in its role as one of the UK’s largest public sector employers and show how it creates jobs, promotes social mobility, and delivers other economic impacts across all parts of the UK. We also explore how the Army promotes prosperity for the long term through innovation and training, and by supporting the UK’s defence exporters.

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