The cost of UK programmes to replace Trident and nuclear submarines on the Clyde increased by over £1 billion in a year, according to data released by the Ministry of Defence.
The Ministry of Defence has wasted £9 million on tax fines, contract errors and other “fruitless payments”, according to an official list.
The Ministry of Defence has banned its military and civilian staff from speaking publicly about Trident nuclear weapons in Scotland.
The UK government is trying to resurrect plutonium-powered reactors despite abandoning a multi-billion bid to make them work in Scotland.
The Ministry of Defence has been attacked for planning to increase discharges of radioactive waste from Faslane into the Firth of Clyde by up to 50 times.
Trident submarine commanders unleashing a nuclear attack cannot be held responsible under law for their actions, according to the Ministry of Defence's former nuclear policy chief.
The Ministry of Defence has “major weaknesses” in its safety systems putting the military and civilians at risk from accidental injuries and death, according to the MoD’s internal watchdog.
Staff shortages have prevented an official watchdog from completing all “essential tasks” to ensure the safety of the UK nuclear weapons programme, according to a previously confidential Ministry of Defence report.
The UK government’s nuclear safety watchdog has criticised the Ministry of Defence for hiding efforts to ensure the safety of Britain’s nuclear bomb programme under a cloak of secrecy.