Re: Costs a lot but employs a lot
Rather missing the point that we don't *want* a single supplier to do it all as we've seen where that leads us with failed projects and huge overruns.
Please don't divide the costs over the whole population. The total of UK Income Tax payers is a little over 30 million according the Gov's National Statistics (which would, amusingly, be about £666 per taxpayer).
As for seeing the money being spent going back into circulation it really doesn't account for the vast profits being siphoned out by these huge firms.