Personnel occupying single living accommodation (SLA) in the UK can expect higher quality properties and improved levels of maintenance, the Army’s head of infrastructure plans has said. Some £450m is to be spent upgrading Army SLA over the next ten years, which will see nearly 4,000 bed spaces built from scratch and 1,100 refurbished by… Read More
What is a Billet?
Introduction A billet is a living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep. Historically, a billet was a private dwelling that was required to accept the soldier. Soldiers are generally billeted in barracks or garrisons when not on combat duty, although in some armies soldiers with families are permitted to maintain a home… 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
Answering Questions on the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) Pilot in Aldershot
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
What is the Future Accommodation Model (FAM)?
Introduction January 2020 sees the launch of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot at Aldershot Garrison. If personnel are based there – or assigned to the town in the next three years – there are new accommodation options, likerenting or buying a home with financial support from the MoD. What are the Options? There are… 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
You must be logged in to post a comment.