Covenant in action

Defence Secretary and O2 team up for 2000th signing of Armed Forces Covenant

18 December, 2017

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that 2,000 organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Military spouses National Insurance credits system

In April 2016 HMRC and DWP introduced the Military spouses National Insurance credits system as part of their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. This new credit allows spouses or civil partners of Armed Forces personnel who are no longer be able to top up their pension using their spouse or civil partners record to claim credits for periods that they accompanied their spouse or civil partner abroad.

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A stage of life

“5 soldiers – The Body is the Frontline” is a piece of dance theatre funded by the Armed Forces Covenant showing audiences the experience of being a soldier.

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Engineering a new future

Twenty-four teenage girls from schools all around the UK grabbed the opportunity of a life time at RAF Cosford. They were a part of a week-long WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) residential camp.

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Rapid recovery

Watch the Not Forgotten Association in action, giving injured, wounded or sick troops and veterans the opportunity to race around Brands Hatch in supercars

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Making allowances

Lieutenant Commander Kevin Meeds’ son, Harvey, sparks change under the covenant to exempt military children from Jobseeker’s allowance residency requirement

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A steaming good time

Members of the London Taxi Benevolent Association drive more than 150 Second World War veterans to Sussex to enjoy a day out on the Bluebell railway.

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