Scottish Income Tax Compensation Payments For Personnel to Become Permanent

Personnel paying higher rates of income tax set by the Scottish government will continue to receive cash from Westminster to ensure they are not disadvantaged. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that financial compensation payments introduced two years ago and reviewed annually will now be permanent for eligible troops. Payments of between £12 and £2,200… Read More

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British Army Pay Rise Finally Arrives

Hard working soldiers will soon have extra cash in their wallets after the government announced an inflation-busting salary boost for all troops up to the rank of brigadier. The Minsitry of Defence (MOD) confirmed that personnel would receive a 2% pay increase – which will be backdated to 01 April and in wage packets at… Read More

Covid-19 & Accommodation Charges

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

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

Discover Your (Military) Benefits!

The British Army provides its personnel with a variety of entitlements, but knowing all the entitlements available can be confusing. However, personnel now have information at their fingertips thanks to the launch of the Discover my Benefits website. Available to all Regular and Reserve personnel as well as families and anyone who is interested in… Read More

What is the Over-37 Policy?

The Army over-37 provision helps with the cost a Service person incurs when settling immediate family at a selected UK residence by enabling him or her to serve voluntarily unaccompanied at their duty station without financial penalty. The aim of the package is to support the family during the later stages of a soldier’s career… Read More

Allowances, Expenses, & Deductions for UK Armed Forces Personnel

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