Why have Service personnel continued to pay accommodation fees throughout the Covid-19 pandemic? The government’s direction was clear from the start – stay at home. Almost immediately the chain of command took the sensible approach to protect the force and directed the majority of us to work from home where it was possible and practical.… Read More
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Will FAM cost me more? Short Answer: No. Longer Answer: It has been designed so renting costs are broadly the same as for Service family accommodation (SFA). The FAM rental payment increases to cover the cost of living in expensive areas. You can get further information @ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/discover-my-benefits. Is FAM just for Families? Short Answer:… Read More
Deciding to go to Military Training will be one of the most significant choices you will be making for yourself. Not only will you have the opportunity to be part of the armed forces, but also the knowledge and the experience you will gain will stay with you for the remainder of your life. This… Read More
Bristol-based brokers Community Mortgage Company are offering discounted fees to serving personnel and veterans in a bid to raise more than £5,000 a year for SSAFA, a military charity. The initiative, which sees the difference in rates donated directly to the charity, was initially introduced for NHS staff but has now been extended to the… Read More
1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of allowances and expenses paid to United Kingdom (UK) armed forces personnel and deductions from their income. 2.0 Cash and Non-Cash Benefits Examples of the cash and non-cash benefits available to individuals. 2.1 Cash Benefits In addition to the regular pay that personnel receive from their employer, the… Read More
The Royal Navy has a no mixed sleeping accommodation policy – with accommodation and messing discussed within the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Navy (Chapter 81). This is further amplified in Ships General Orders: Right of Entry to Messdecks: Entry to messdecks (of which a sailor is not a member) allocated to the opposite sex… Read More