Armed Forces Covenant Community Conference – 18 May 22

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 […]

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Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2021 – NOW AVAILABLE

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 […]

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Find a Military Spouse, Partner or Other (MILSPO)- new website launched

findamilspo.co.uk is the new, free, business search website from Milspo. It is built 100% by military SPOs, specifically for military SPOs in business. The website is available for anyone to use and its launch has been timed ready for the busy Christmas shopping period. The directory has built-in elements that showcase the online presence of each […]

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Scottish Government: Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2021

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 […]

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Welsh Government Armed Forces Annual report published

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.      

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10 years of commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

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 […]

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Window for applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain extended

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 […]

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Census in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2021

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 […]

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Strengthening the Covenant in Legislation

Strengthening the Covenant in Legislation  This week saw the Armed Forces Bill 2021 officially introduced to parliament for debate.  This is legislation which has to be passed every 5 years to enable parliament to approve the continued existence of the Armed Forces!  The Bill also presents an opportunity to include additional legislation related to the […]

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