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New Mortgages Deal

Armed Forces personnel redeployed within the UK will now be able to rent out their homes without facing higher costs or having to change their mortgage.

This commitment from the majority of the UK’s high street banks and building societies is an extension to the offer made back in January 2016, which allowed service personnel posted overseas to rent out their homes at no extra cost.

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Service Pupil Premium- Guide

The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium in April 2011 in recognition of the specific and unique challenges children from Service families face.

The Ministry of Defence has now produced a booklet showing a selection of effective, creative and innovative ways in which both primary and secondary schools have used the available funding to support Service children.

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Local charity to provide accommodation, catering and transport to support leading house builder Persimmon

Finchale welcomes its first cohort of veterans this week, who will be taking advantage of its vast accommodation, catering and transport facilities as part of a wider “Combat to Construction” project that will see 180 individuals supported throughout 2017.

The Combat to Construction Programme is an initiative from leading house builder Persimmon Homes, which aims to deliver jobs by re-training former military personnel to become bricklayers and joiners.

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Tidworth Job Fair 2017 – Wednesday 15 March

Headquarters South West will be running a Job Fair in Tidworth Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 15 March 2017. At the event will be over 45 regional and national employers, as well as recruitment agencies who are specifically looking to recruit Service Leavers, Veterans and Spouses. A wide variety of industry sectors will be represented, including (but not exclusively): health, care, construction, transport, communications, tourism & leisure, manufacturing, bio sciences & pharmaceutical, finance and defence.

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AFF and Manpower offer employability boost to Army spouses and partners

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is proud to announce its latest initiative in support of spousal employment, in partnership with workforce experts Manpower.

The military charity is bringing Army families accessible employability advice and support at a local level with the help of Manpower. Sessions will take place every other Thursday at the Beeches Centre in Bulford, Salisbury, from the 9 February, and will be held during the regular coffee mornings at the centre, which will continue as normal. AFF is keen to make these sessions as inclusive and family friendly as they can and are encouraging those attending to bring their children with them.

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Oliver aims for Europe

The RAF Association supports people in reaching their goals, whatever they may be. Wing Commander Steve Wood, Officer Commanding Base Support Wing at RAF Leeming got in touch when his son needed some support to achieve his dreams.

Aged 18, Oliver wants to become a top triathlete, and has worked incredibly hard, being selected to represent Team GB in the 2016 Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships in Kalkar, Germany

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