Simon Bowers
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Reservists: How does it affect employers?

Army reservists are to be given £40m of new kit and more overseas training, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce later.

He will say 68 reserve units will be formed and paired with regular units.

It is part of a long-term plan to cut the size of the regular Army from 102,000 to 82,000 while increasing reservist numbers by 15,000 to 30,000.

Simon Bowers owns a coffee roastery - and employs an Army reservist.

He says it does cause complications.

  • 03 Jul 2013
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