Friday, 29 January 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

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

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For more information click on the link below
www.moneyforce.org.uk

Armed Forces Pension Options on Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

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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

SSAFA Forcesline: Talk things through in confidence



FREE Entry to Windsor Castle for Armed Forces

MOD90 or Armed Forces ID card holders can visit Windsor Castle with up to four friends or family for FREE. That’s a potential saving of £85.
Be sure to check the Royal Collection website to plan and make the most of your visit.
1. Call ahead of your visit on 020 7766 7300 to check that the castle is open to the public (no advance booking required).
2. Bring your MOD90 / Armed Forces ID with you to get you and up to four friends or family in for FREE.
This discount applies to Buckingham Palace, Holyrood House as well as Windsor Castle. Phone 020 7766 7304 to confirm.

Friday, 22 January 2016

BFPO Addresses - UK Equivalent Postcodes



Some website forms that require an address to be inputted are not formatted to accept BFPO numbers. To resolve this issue, each BFPO number now has a UK equivalent postcode that can be used when necessary.  

To download the full list, please click here:http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/ServiceCommunity/BFPO/BfpoLocations.htm

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:https://www.ctp.org.uk/

CarillionAmey: Furniture and Removals - A Step by Step Guide

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Make a New Start with Big White Wall

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

CarillionAmey: YouTube Films to Help SFA Customers




CarillionAmey have put together the following films to help our customers:


Move In – takes viewers through the Move In process. How it should work and what customers should expect from CarillionAmey.


Electricity – short film advising customers how to reset an electric trip switch.

Boiler – short film advising customers how to reset a boiler.

Radiator – short film advising customers how to bleed a radiator.

Please take a look at our CarillionAmey website for further information 

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 scc-receptionist@mod.uk

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.