Friday, 29 January 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Getting the Most out of MoneyForce - Money Advice for UK Service People

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Armed Forces Pension Options on Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

This booklet explains the various options available to split or share an Armed Forces Pension on a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.  

Information is contained that is relevant to the Service person and the estranged spouse.

Solicitors dealing with an Armed Forces Pension on a marriage breakdown may also find this booklet useful.

To view other Armed Forces Pensions on divorce guidance and information documents please click HERE

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016

Career Transition - Resettlement Help

Please click on the link below to view the following useful CTP Leaflets:
  • CV Writing Tips
  • What your employment consultant can do for you
  • What your career consultant can do for you
  • Getting maximum benefit from employment fairs
  • CTP course booking and information centre

CTP Information Leaflets

To visit the CTP website, please click on the link below:

Make a New Start with Big White Wall

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Cotswold Centre - Service Families Short Term Accommodation

The Services Cotswold Centre at Corsham provides a secure, affordable place to stay in temporary housing for Service families who may find themselves in short-term need of accommodation.

The secure 25 acre site has a community centre with internet connection, bar, games hall (with large screen TV), launderette and children's playground.

The 3 bedroom chalets and converted flatlets are all self catering. They are fully furnished and include colour TV with freesat, cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, cutlery, crockery, bedding and towels.

For those families who need to stay longer at the site, there is an excellent early years centre for children from 3-4 and the Local Authority Run Lypiatt Primary School for 5-11 year olds. Older children can attend Corsham Secondary School, which is nearby.

For further information please call the centre at the numbers below:
Civilian: 01225 810 358
Military: 94382 4524
Or email them at

Finally, there is a leaflet with more information at this link.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Banks offer better deal on mortgages for Armed Forces personnel

Armed Forces personnel posted overseas will be able to rent out their homes without facing higher mortgage costs or having to change their mortgage.

The commitment from the UK’s biggest high street banks will benefit almost 265,000 people in the UK and abroad, including Forces families. The move comes ahead of an Armed Forces Covenant roundtable meeting of banking chiefs and Ministers at No.10 Downing Street yesterday (Thursday 14 January) where a range of further measures to help service personnel and their familes will be discussed.

Currently, members of Armed Forces who rent out their homes during deployment have to change their residential mortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage, often incurring new product charges and an increased rate of interest. Under the new agreement they will no longer have to change their mortgage product, saving them time and money.

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Santander UK, Royal Bank of Scotland and Nationwide - the UK’s biggest building society – will all offer the support.