Thursday, 20 July 2017


Charges for damage and deficiencies for SFA and Substitute SFA recovery from pay

When you move out of UK service family accommodation (SFA) or substitute service family accommodation (SSFA), you may be liable for charges for damages or deficiencies that are not classed as fair wear and tear or because you have failed to prepare the property to the correct standard, for example cleanliness.

DIO can take these directly from the pay of serving personnel. Any payments taken depend on the size of the charge and individual monthly income (usingMOD guidelines to ensure that deductions do not exceed a set limit of pay).

If you consider that you are not responsible for the charges, or part of them, for example that the damage is the result of fair wear and tear,you are able to dispute the charge raised using the ‘Disputed charges form’.

Full details on moving out of your SFA and recoveries from pay are available in:

Jaguar Land Rover Dealership Online Chat Event- Recruiting now

Jaguar Land Rover Careers is recruiting for Vehicle Technicians and Workshop Managers, and offers excellent training and development and the chance to work on some of the industry’s most iconic vehicles. Join the Live Chat on 27 July to speak with hiring managers and recruiting staff.

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Quarriers Carers E-Newsletter Moray

Veterans Mental Health - Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

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Extended Childcare Entitlement - Overseas Locations

1. In overseas locations the MOD provides services (or access to services) that, so far as is reasonably practicable, conform in type, scope and standard to that required by legislation in England (but paying due regard to the equivalent legislation in the Devolved Administrations).

2. The 2006 Childcare Act provided for 15 hours of childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year for 3 and 4 year olds free of charge. In overseas locations the MOD currently delivers this entitlement through places at MOD-provided settings or through access to the MOD Overseas Nursery Allowance.

3. The 2016 Childcare Act provides for an extension of the current entitlement and offers an additional 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year of free childcare for children that are eligible, with effect from 1 September 2017.

4. The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) a minimum of 16 hours each per week. Parents each earning £100,000.00 or more do not qualify for the additional entitlement.

5. The additional entitlement will be introduced by government on 1 September 2017 across England and is mirrored in MOD locations overseas, using the same eligibility criteria defined under the 2016 Childcare Act above.


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

Dogs Trust - Hot Dogs Campaign

We all love to get outside and enjoy the sunshine when comes out. However, for dog owners it’s very important to remember the hot weather might not be as much fun for our furry friends. Dogs heat up quickly and cool down very differently to humans and heatstroke can result in serious complications for dogs. We cool down in the warm weather with an ice cream or cold drink, by relaxing in the shade and with the clothes we wear. Dogs sweat through their paws and pant to keep cool – and don’t have a choice of what to wear!  This is why each summer, Dogs Trust reminds owners of the importance of keeping your dog’s happy and safe in the warm weather.
That means things like:
Never leaving your dogs in a car
Don’t excessively exercise your dog
Planning walks at cooler time of the day
Always having plenty of water for your dogs
Make sure your dog has shade to cool off in, wither when inside or out
Try and keep your dog out of the direct sun. Dogs can get sun burned – especially white dogs or those with little hair
Think twice about any car trips with your dog and, if essential, plan time for water breaks and try and avoid congested roads at busier times of the day

    Help for Heroes BBQ Campaign - July 2017