Defence Secretary issues Statement to Personnel on Spending Round 2013

PHILLIP HAMMONDThe Defence Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Staff have issued statements following Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement on the Spending Round 2013. Philip Hammond said:  “The savings that I have agreed will have… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Chancellor:”We are not going to reduce the number of our sailors, soldiers and airmen”

CHANCELLORThe Chancellor, George Osborne will announce on Wednesday £11.5bn worth of cuts in the latest spending review. But he revealed on Sunday that in agreement with the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, he would make “no reduction… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Families Federation receives £235,000 share of bank fines

finesThe Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has provided to the RAF Families Federation £235,000 to support the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant. The money comes from the £35million of fines paid by banks after some employees were found to have attempted to… More information

Armed Forces to receive X-factor pay rise

X FACTORThe Chancellor, George Osborne, in his budget speech, has announced that Service personnel are to be awarded a pay rise of of 1.5%. This is the 1% already announced and half of one per cent in X-factor which until now had been… More information

MoD state their case following the Autumn Statement

CHANCELLORThere are several media reports on the reduction in the Defence Budget announced during the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday. In response the MoD said: ‘The budgetary changes mean that in 2013/14 and 2014/15 the MoD’s resource budget will be reduced by approx £250m and £490m respectively…The budget for 2015/16 and beyond will be set in the next Spending Review. When the time comes, we will be vigorously be making the case…More information »

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