Help pledged for service families
The government is due to unveil a range of measures today to support the armed forces and their families. The measures are in a report commissioned in July into the military covenant to ask what more society could do to support the armed forces and their families. The report by Professor Hew Strachan found that many service families struggled to get a mortgage because they moved so often. UPDATE: The task force report has now been released. See Government to 'rebuild' covenant.
There will be £10m of extra funding (reportedly a reallocation from within existing education budget in England) for schools teaching the children of service personnel and the promise of help to obtain mortgages.
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