The Ministry of Defence has today announced changes to the allowances paid to Armed Forces personnel for expenses incurred during service.
The Ministry claims that the move will save £250 million a year and will ensure that the allocation of allowances is "fair and appropriate" to meet the needs of Service personnel.
- MoD: Summary of changes to allowances
- Daily Telegraph: MoD 'breaches Military Covenant' with £250 million allowance cuts. According to this article, "Defence ministers have been accused of the breaching the Military Covenant and double standards after they axed Service allowances that amounted to a £1,400 cut in income for every soldier, sailor and airman."