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Legion urges Service Leavers and Veterans to ‘get help early’

Call to arms to help Armed Forces community access housing support as soon as possible

THE ROYAL British Legion is today calling on Service leavers and veterans to ‘get help early’ as they adjust to civilian life.

Not everyone struggles with the transition and, for many, difficulties with housing might not occur for many years after Service. Issues often arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as relationship breakdowns or financial complications however, the transient nature of Service life, confusion over how to access support services, and often a reticence to ask for help, can cause a unique set of challenges for the Armed Forces community.

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Get peace of mind with Make a Will Month from Care for Veterans

In June 2018, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, is teaming up with four local Solicitors for its Make a Will initiative. The participating Solicitors have all kindly agreed to waive their usual Will-writing fees in exchange for a donation to the charity.
Having an up-to-date Will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are taken care of. Without one, you can’t be sure that your money and property will be passed on to the people and good causes you care about most.

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Armed Forces Pension consultation regarding new flexible service opportunities

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.

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Accounts monitoring: concerns highlighted by auditors in their audit reports 2017

Reports of Charity Commission accounts monitoring reviews.

In 2017, 80 charities filed accounts with a modified audit opinion, meaning that their accounts are, or may be, materially misstated. This is 17 fewer than in 2016. The main reasons why auditors issued modified audit opinions continued to be inadequate accounting records and not following accounting requirements.

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Moneyforce Turns Five

MoneyForce, a service that provides money advice to UK Service personnel, their partners, families and dependants, is celebrating its fifth birthday and has introduced a new tool, GoalSaver: Holiday Planner.

MoneyForce is funded and delivered by The Royal British Legion in partnership with the Ministry of Defence. It is designed to better equip the serving community to manage their money and financial affairs.

The GoalSaver: Holiday Planner tool helps users plan for a holiday by working out how much it will cost in total based on their requirements, how much they will need to save, and by when.

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here