What is Local Overseas Allowance (UK)?

Introduction Local Overseas Allowance (LOA) is intended to contribute towards the additional local cost of day-to-day living when UK Service personnel are required to serve overseas on: Permanent assignment; Temporary duty; or Exercise. Is LOA Changing? Yes. On 01 July 2021, the way that LOA is calculated was changed. Why Change? The changes will make… Read More

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Local Overseas Allowance to be Overhauled

From July 2021, local overseas allowance (LOA) payments will no longer be based on rank and will instead be tailored more to soldiers’ individual living circumstances. For example, the part of the old LOA package that supported all personnel in running a private vehicle abroad has been removed and will instead be claimed only by… Read More

What is the Cost of LSA & LOA to the UK MOD?

The table below highlights the cost of LSA and LOA to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) between 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Allowance 2018-2019 2019-2020 LSA £102 million £100.4 million LOA £118.8 million £106.5 million Notes: The above is taken from the MOD’s Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) system on 22 May 2020. Includes all branches of… Read More