The 2019 Covenant Annual Report was published today (20th December 2019). The NFF was delighted to have the opportunity again this year to set out our Formal Observations on the report (p.15-17).
Further support delivered this year includes:
- The Forces Families Jobs website has been launched, providing free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the Armed Forces
- Introduction of flexible service allowing regular personnel to temporarily work part time
- The launch of the Future Accommodation Model pilot, looking at how the accommodation offer for Service personnel and their families can be improved
- Extension of the Forces Help to Buy scheme to December 2022, helping armed forces personnel to get on the property ladder
As set out in the Queen’s Speech this week, the Armed Forces Covenant will be further incorporated into law over the course of this Parliament. The legislation will seek to strengthen current arrangements to remove disadvantage and improve the consistency of Covenant outcomes for the Armed Forces community.
We would encourage you to read through the Report to learn more about the work being undertaken to support you and your family. If you have any comments on the Report, or would like to raise a concern which you believe falls within the remit of the Armed Forces Covenant, please get in touch with us via our website.