Consultation outcome

Future Reserves 2020 (FR20)

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded

Read the full outcome

Reserves in the Future Force 2020: valuable and valued

FR20 white paper tri-fold leaflet

FR20 white paper key facts

FR20 external scrutiny report

Detail of outcome

The Secretary of State for Defence published a white paper, ‘Reserves in the future force 2020: valuable and valued’, on 3 July 2013, which sets out our plans to sustain and grow our reserve forces. The white paper was informed by our public consultation.

Feedback received

Summary of responses

Detail of feedback received

This report provides a summary of the responses to the consultation on ‘Future Reserves 2020 (FR20): delivering the nation’s security together’. We received over 3000 responses from a range of groups including reservists, their families, employers and regulars.

Original consultation


Consultation on how to achieve our vision for the future reserve forces.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

On 5 July 2012, the Secretary of State for Defence responded to the ‘Review of the United Kingdom’s reserve forces’ published on 18 July 2011. Given the scale of change required, he requested the Ministry of Defence carry out a formal public consultation.

The white paper, summary of consultation findings, FR20 white paper key facts and leaflet are available on this page.

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New proposition for reservists

Published 8 November 2012
Last updated 3 July 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added consultation outcome documents

  2. Added the Future Reserves 2020 - family support

  3. Case study added.

  4. Added Defence relationship with employers document

  5. First published.