New Flexible Service Opportunities for Armed Forces Personnel and their Implications for the Armed Forces Pension Schemes
Over the last few years, we have talked extensively about the need to make the Armed Forces an attractive place to work; both to retain personnel and attract recruits. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review committed this government to allow the Armed Forces to work flexibly, better reflecting the realities of modern life. Furthermore, the 2017 Conservative manifesto reiterated our intention to work to attract and to retain the best men and women for our Armed Forces.
On 8 February 2018, we reached an important milestone when the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill received Royal Assent. This means that from April 2019, Regular Service personnel can start applying to serve flexibly and enjoy the benefits this can bring.
Duration of the consultation: the consultation period begins on 16 March 2018 and runs until 13 April 2018.
Please send your consultation responses to:
By post to:
Ministry of Defence
AF Remunerations – Pensions
6th Floor Zone M