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Post Office becomes the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant

19 November, 2018

The Post Office became the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant on  7 November 2018. The signing took place at a Service of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, attended by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Group CEO of the Post Office, Paula Vennells. Defence Secretary Gavin […]

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Publication of the Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2018

The seventh Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report was published on 21 November 2018. The report this year focuses on the tangible progress made in delivering the covenant. In particular, it acknowledges the Nation’s improved understanding of the needs of the armed forces community as well as recognising the values and skills the armed forces community […]

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Forces Help to Buy scheme extended

The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP,  has agreed that the Forces Help to Buy scheme will be extended for new applications until 31 December 2019. ​Forces Help to Buy enables regular armed forces personnel to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first […]

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Post Office becomes the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant

The Post Office became the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant on  7 November 2018. The signing took place at a Service of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, attended by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Group CEO of the Post Office, Paula Vennells. Defence Secretary Gavin […]

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First ever UK-wide veterans strategy launched

The first ever UK-wide strategy on the delivery of support for veterans was published on 14 November 2018. Produced jointly between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, and including the Northern Ireland Office, the ‘Strategy for our veterans’ outlines a new vision and principles to support those who served, as well as their families, in […]

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Forces in Construction Insight Day

Are you looking for your next challenge? Whether you’re ex-service personnel or soon to leave, or a family member, all ranks and backgrounds are invited to meet national and North West based construction and civil engineering employers at the Forces in Construction Insight Day. They’ll be showcasing the employment, career and training opportunities in the […]

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Supporting Service children moving between schools in England

In collaboration between the Department for Education and the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate for Children and Young People there are changes to the Common Transfer File (CTF) from September 2018. The CTF is the means by which state schools and local authorities in England transfer pupil data when a pupil moves from one school to […]

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Hull City Council have been awarded grant to lead a sub-Regional Partnership

Hull City Council have been awarded grant to lead a sub-Regional Partnership between Hull City Council; Doncaster Borough Council; East Riding of Yorkshire Council; North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council. The Partnership are working together to strengthen the delivery of local Armed Forces Covenants and the support available for the Armed Forces Community. […]

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MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) – 2019 Bidding Round Dates

Following a recent announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence that the Education Support Fund would be extended for an additional two years, the bidding round for 2019 is due to open on Friday 14 September 2018, closing at 1800 hours on Friday 19 October 2018. The ESF is open to publicly-funded schools, Academies […]

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