Thursday, 22 March 2018

Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Easy Resettlement Magazine

Easy Resettlement Magazine informs Service personnel about employment and training options available to Service leavers. 
See the Spring 2018 edition of Easy Resettlement here 

Monday, 19 March 2018


Following a parliamentary debate on 13 March 2018, Damian Hinds, Education Secretary, announced that the deadline for new participants signing up for childcare vouchers would be extended for six months (until October 2018).

In September 2017, the UK Government introduced a new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme to replace all salary sacrifice schemes introduced from 1989.

The new closure date is now 5 October 2018. We expect that the deadline for new applicants will be the end of August but we will release further details in due course.

Current members of the Childcare Voucher scheme can remain in the scheme and continue to use Childcare Vouchers for as long as the MOD, as the legal employer, continues to offer the scheme.

You can visit for more information about the Childcare Voucher scheme, view the relevant DIN (2017DIN01-092 - Service personnel or 2008DIN01-176 - Civilians) on the Defence Intranet or contact the following for further information about the scheme:

Service personnel -
Civilians -       

Friday, 16 March 2018

Reducing the risk of disease at garden feeders

Reducing the risk of disease at garden feeders
Feeding garden birds can be really beneficial, particularly during the harsher winter months, but we should be aware that garden feeding can also promote the transmission of some diseases. A collaborative study between BTO and Zoological Society of London has analysed over 25 years’ worth of data to produce a comprehensive review of health risks to wild birds. Simple steps to prevent the spread of disease include offering a variety of food from accredited sources; feeding in moderation, so that feeders are typically emptied every 1–2 days; regularly cleaning bird feeders; and rotating feeding sites to avoid accumulation of waste food or bird droppings. You can also help by reporting sick or dead garden birds to the Garden Wildlife Health initiative.
Greenfinch at feeder by Jill Pakenham
A collaborative 25-year BTO/ZSL study stresses the importance of feeding while investigating evolving threats to wild birds.

Thursday, 15 March 2018


See the Army Transition Information Sheet on PENSIONS at this link