In the NAO report on defence transformation there is a good graphic that shows where the MoD spends its budget, thought it worthwhile sharing;
- Total personnel is made up of military personnel costs of £9.9 billion and civilian personnel costs of £2.7 billion.
- Other costs is made up of general administration costs such as purchasing consumables, professional fees, medical and legal costs and rentals under operating leases.
- Inventory is made up of the cost of buying raw material and consumable inventory items. The cost of buying other inventory items such as engines or missiles falls under equipment procurement and other equipment support.
As pointed out by one of our sharp eyed readers, on page 22
Ha ha, now that would be really funny