MoD responds to news surrounding Armed Forces pay Decision

MOD“It has been reported that the Ministry of Defence has not accepted the recommendation of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) for a 0.5% increase in the X-Factor, a supplement added to Forces wages to reflect the hardships and uncertainties of military life.  “MoD has accepted… More information

Government not accepted recommendation to raise X-Factor

PAYThe 2013 report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) has made it recommendations in its report to the Government. The Government has not accepted the recommendation to raise X-Factor by 0.5%. All other recommendations put forward by the AFPRB have been accepted and will take effect from 1 Apr 13. The AFPRB Recommendations were: A 1% increase… More information

Reporting your strong views to the AFPRB – Pay, Pensions etc

As part of the Federation’s evidence-gathering activity, we ran a survey on the subject of ‘Pay, Pensions and Other Stuff’.Our reason for seeking views on these subjects was to inform the evidence we provide on your behalf to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body. Our suspicions were that RAF personnel and their families were beginning to…More information »

Speak up NOW for better Pay, Allowances and Charges

Each year, the AFPRB recommends the remuneration package for the year ahead; they are currently gathering evidence to inform the SoS for Defence for Apr 12 onwards. For those currently affected by the 2-year pay freeze (all those earning more than £21k pa) you may feel such effort is nugatory, but the AFPRB also recommends accommodation and food charges as well as the level of certain allowances, many of which affect a large percentage of those serving. In any event, the AFPRB have expressed a strong desire to ‘hear it like it is’ during these particularly lean years and it is all the more important that we let them know how RAF families are affected by the economic climate and the on-going pressures of RAF life. The RAF Families Federation is invited to give formal evidence to the AFPRB, both in writing and during an oral evidence session, in Oct 11. To ensure we are representing accurately and independently the views of RAF family members, both serving and non-serving, please take a few minutes to complete the RAF FF online surveys…More information »

This Mornings News Furore

This mornings news furore on the crisis of morale within the Armed Forces was sparked by the Royal British Legion’s accusation that the Government had reneged on the Military Covenant. The Army Families Federation Chief Exec then took up the mantle to talk about CEA (Board) and the results of their own survey on the subject widening it in some interviews to represent wide dissatisfaction and low morale…More information »

Allowances – Giving the Federation Line…

The shake up to the allowances paid to servicemen and women announced are designed to save more than a hundred million pounds from the MoD budget. Dawn McCafferty, Chairman of the RAF Families Federation, in an interview with Richard Hutchinson on BFBS Radio, gives her reaction to the changes and who they will hit the hardest…More information »

Quick Vote – Allowances

The general consensus on the outcome of the Allowances Review seems to be that

‘It was not as bad as expected’.  Do you agree with this statement?

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