John Lewis becomes the 10,000th signatory for the Armed Forces Covenant – Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families attends latest signing at HQ. More than 10,000 organisations have committed to improving the lives of service people and their families, with John Lewis becoming the latest signatory to mark this major milestone. The […]
This year’s Armed Forces Covenant Community Conference is taking place on Wednesday 18 May in Manchester. The conference brings together all those working on delivering the Covenant locally across the UK. This year’s edition will focus on preparations to implement the new statutory Covenant Duty, introduced in the Armed Forces Act 2021. The conference will […]
The 2021 Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report was laid before Parliament this morning, Wednesday 15 December. Both the full report and a shorter summary version are available to read here [ gov.uk link]. This year’s report marks ten years since the Armed Forces Covenant was introduced. It is also the first report to be […]
The Scottish Government has published its 2021 annual report on its “Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community”. The report highlights the Scottish Government’s continuing support for the Armed Forces Community in Scotland, and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for the Armed […]
The Welsh Government has published its 2020 Armed Forces Covenant Report. Once again, drafted during Covid-19, the report highlights the Government’s continued commitment in supporting the Armed Forces community in Wales. Many thanks to all of you for your continued support.
Now in its tenth year, the Armed Forces Covenant is about fair treatment. Serving in the Armed Forces can often mean short notice changes to plans, affecting many small aspects of day to day life for service personnel, and their families – even after their service. For most of the Armed Forces community, the Covenant is about […]
For non-UK service personnel who wish to remain in the UK after they leave the Armed Forces, it has been agreed with the Home Office that the time before discharge that Indefinite Leave to Remain applications can be submitted has been extended from 10 weeks to 18 weeks. This is with immediate effect (26 Mar […]
A census of the resident population of England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Due to Covid-19, the Census for Scotland has been deferred for a year and is now scheduled to take place on 20 March 2022. What is the Census? The census is a survey that happens […]