A Quick Outline of Flexible Service in the UK Armed Forces

Flexible Service, effective from 01 April 2019, allows Regular service personnel to:

  • Seek temporary and defined periods of part-time work (a reduction of 20% or 40%); and/or
  • To restrict their separation (lower rate of X-Factor).

Periods of flexible service will have an impact on pension benefits.

Time Periods

  • The minimum period you can select is three months (unless you are entering a previous period of flexible service that was suspended or ended, creating an overall duration of less than three months); and
  • A maximum of 3 years.

A detailed article on flexible service in the UK Armed Forces will be published in the near future.


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