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Friday, 25 October 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Forces Help to Buy Scheme - Extended to 2022

https://www.forces.net/news/forces-help-buy-military-housing-scheme-extended

The Forces Help To Buy scheme was due to end in December 2019.

A Government scheme to help military personnel get on the property ladder has been extended until the end of 2022.
The Forces Help to Buy scheme has lent more than £280 million to more than 18,000 Armed Forces applicants since its introduction in 2014, according to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The scheme allows military personnel to borrow an interest-free deposit of up to half their annual salary, but is only accessible to regular serving personnel.
The loan, which has to be repaid over a 10 year period, is capped at £25,000.
It can be used towards buying a home, building an extension or moving to another property because of work or "as their needs change".
It can also be used to cover other costs including solicitor and estate agents' fees

Thursday, 17 October 2019

A Guide to School Admission in England for Service Children

A Guide to School Admissions for Service Children in England. Hampshire County Council has produced a really useful video clip sharing advice for UK service families on the school admissions process.
Click HERE to view the video clip

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Employing Female Service Leavers

The Forces in Mind Trust recently commissioned a study into employment of female service leavers.  It makes a number of observations which will be of interest to female service personnel who are in the process of leaving the service and looking for jobs.
Click ​HERE for more information


2020 Service Pupil Premium

The latest Service Pupil Premium (SPP) deadline is the Spring school Census 16 January 2020.  Further information for Service Parents in England is on the attached poster.
Service parents with children in reception class to year 11 at state schools, free schools and academies in England are reminded to make schools aware of their Service status. Only children recorded as Service children on a Spring census (run in January each year) since 2015 will qualify. Schools record Service children by ticking the Service pupil flag and will then receive £300.00 per Service child as part of their usual funding allocations from the Department of Education. Children have to be recorded ahead of the 16 January 2020 deadline.​
Click HERE for more information

Monday, 14 October 2019

The Forces Families Jobs Site

Click HERE for more information

Friday, 4 October 2019

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