The cost of Trident replacement

What would you spend £100 billion on?

Replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system will cost at least £100 billion. To put this huge amount of money into perspective, this money could pay for:

► Fully funding all A&E services in hospitals for 40 years

► Employing 150,000 new nurses

► Building 1.5 million new homes 

► Tuition fees for 4 million students

► Insulating 15 million homes

‘It is quite frankly unbelievable that at a time of austerity, when every item of public expenditure has to be justified to the N’th degree, that the biggest proposed UK investment programme has received so little public scrutiny.’

Madeline Held, Nuclear Education Trust Chair