Bereavement Leave Policies in the UK Armed Forces

Standard Approach There is a standard approach across the single Services to bereavement leave, which is covered by the use of Compassionate leave, and is outlined in ‘Joint Service Publication (JSP) 760: Tri-Service Regulations for Leave and Other Types of Absence’. The authorisation and duration of compassionate leave rests with the individual’s Commanding Officer (CO),… Read More


News: Update on Unpaid Parental Leave

EU rules extending the right to unpaid parental leave from 13 weeks to 18 weeks are now in force. Working parents who have been employed for a year or more are now entitled to take unpaid parental leave to care for their children. This is addition to to any maternity, paternity or adoption leave they… Read More