Describing the Experience of Former UK Military Personnel Re-Entering the Civilian World

Research Paper Title The Experience of Former UK Military Personnel Re-Entering the Civilian World. Abstract This thesis focuses on the experiences of former UK military personnel from all three armed services re-entering the civilian workplace. There is a distinct lack of research in this area with only limited studies carried out which tend to focus… Read More

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Pensions & the State: A Chronic Headache

“EMPEROR AUGUSTUS came to power with the help of a private army. So he was understandably keen to ensure the loyalty of his soldiers to the Roman state. His bright idea was to offer a pension for those in the army who had served for 16 years (later 20), equivalent in cash or land to 12 times their annual salary. As Mary Beard,… Read More

Could Ex-Forces Personnel Answer Your Skills Shortages?

Former service men and women offer businesses an unparalleled skillset, says Hayley Kirton (a blogger on the People Management website): The UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2013 reported that there were 655,000 job vacancies caused by skills shortages last year. Of those, between one-third and two-fifths were caused by a lack of applicants with soft… Read More

Future Armed Forces Pension Scheme: Key Points

The main features of the new scheme are (new features in bold): One scheme for all – including Reservists. A Career Average scheme (rather than final salary). No personal contributions. A pension accrual rate of 1/47th for all. Benefits earned under the new scheme while serving will be increased (‘revalued’) annually by an average earnings index.… Read More

Physical Activity & Retirement

Research Paper Title The Experience of Physical Activity and the Transition to Retirement: A Systematic Review and Integrative Synthesis of Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence. Background The transition to retirement has been recognised as a critical turning point for physical activity (PA). In an earlier systematic review of quantitative studies, retirement was found to be associated with… Read More