11:28 21 May 2013
There has been discussion about trying to boost the Territorial Army while cutting significantly back on the regular army. This appears to be mostly about finances since the Territorial Army would be a reserve and only part time, and money could be saved if the Ministry of Defence doesn’t need to pay so many full time regular army members.
What are the benefits to finances and other areas for making the change?
What are the negatives to finances and other areas for making the change?
When it comes to finances this doesn’t appear to be a beneficial ideal, but the White Papers haven’t been completed yet. If there are more details worked about spending more on training for Territorial Army recruits, and the savings of cutting back the regular army, it might be possible for it to have a positive impact on finances.
With the other areas of everyday life, there would need to be mandates to ensure that members of the Territorial Army would need to be employed and not discriminated against.
There could be issues if employers have more of a work force comprised of members of the Territorial Army because if something like deployment did happen, they would lose a good part of their staff and finances if they needed to temporarily close or hire more workers.
No doubt incentives will be included for businesses as part of the White Paper detailing the plans regarding the Territorial Army and the regular army.
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