Understanding MPGS Leave Entitlement

The Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS) leave entitlement has evolved over the years and, after the introduction of Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) and policy changes, soldiers now receive the same entitlement as other Regular personnel, in accordance with Joint Service Publication (JSP) 760. Following a tri-Service review of MPGS leave and conditions of service, it… Read More

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Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?

The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More

The National Minimum Wage, Working Hours & UK Military Personnel

Did you know that, under Section (1) of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, a person serving as a member of the naval, military, or air force of the Crown does not qualify for the national minimum wage (NMW) in respect of that service? Further, personnel are exempt from the Working Time Directive and do… Read More