Your RSS (AFPS15 Remedy) and what it means for you personally

Whether your RSS (Remediable Service Statement) relates to Deferred Choice (leavers post 1/10/23) or Immediate Choice, (those who left pre 30/9/23), you’ll probably be aware of the MoD guides available online. In our experience at the Forces Pension Society, the […]

A New Year Guide to the AFPS15 Remedy

In a New year statement Neil Marshall, CEO of the Forces Pension Society said: “One of the most significant pension challenges in the year ahead concerns the implementation of the AFPS15 Remedy (McCloud). Many of those serving, are in-scope for […]

Welcome to the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the Nation’s year-round place to remember, a special place that honours those who have served and continue to serve our Nation. People from all walks of life are represented with memorials dedicated to the Armed […]

Home for Christmas

There is, of course, never a good time to be homeless or be in fear of losing your home, but there are occasions when it’s worse than others. Take Christmas. It’s not only likely to be colder, but thoughts also […]

Armed Forces Contribution to Society Commended by Nation’s Leaders at 13th Annual Soldiering On Awards

Ministerial and military leaders gathered to celebrate outstanding achievements within the Armed Forces community and praised the enduring sense of service and valuable contributions made by its members to the benefit of society. The 2023 Soldiering On Awards honoured excellence […]

Ageas Bowl hosts packed Employment Fair for Armed Forces Leavers to meet British businesses

Representatives from 120 leading British businesses met with more 550 ex-military personnel this week at a national Employment Fair hosted by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. With more than 14,000 people leaving the UK Armed […]

Poppy Pebbles

CHARITY ASKS THE PUBLIC TO PAINT A POPPY PEBBLE TO MARK REMEMBRANCE The Forces Employment Charity is calling on the public to show their support for Remembrance Day this year, by taking part in its national poppy pebble painting initiative. The Poppy Pebbles project is a simple but powerful initiative that encourages schools, veterans, and the public alike, to paint a poppy on a pebble and place it on a war memorial, or headstone of a veteran, as a way of commemorating Remembrance Day. Anyone choosing to take part in the initiative is encouraged to carry out research into identifying and even visiting local war graves, via the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, finding out information about the service person buried there. Colin Back, National Manager of Project Nova at the Forces Employment Charity who devised the initiative says: “The Poppy Pebbles project has grown exponentially over the last few years. We originally started the project as a way of encouraging vulnerable veterans to take part in a mindful activity during lockdown. Since then, the initiative has really captured people’s imaginations. Poppy Pebble Painting is now being taken up all over the country by people from all walks of life – we even have a few famous faces getting involved. It is a wonderful way to commemorate Remembrance and we hope to see more people than ever signing up to take part in this free event.” For more information, including a free Poppy Pebbles resource pack, visit [8] and search for Poppy Pebbles 2023. To donate to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, visit: [9] and click on ‘Donate’.

The Demand for tutor services is rising

The Global Private Tutoring market is projected to reach $200 billion by 2026, this is no surprise as we see more and more parents turn to tutoring to supplement their kids’ education. Tutor Doctor is the fastest growing tutoring franchise […]

FPS campaign stimulates Government focus on Veterans’ unclaimed pensions

The campaign begun by the Forces Pension Society to assist Veterans to claim their pension rights is gathering momentum. This is partly a result of the publication of the latest AFPS Annual Report (July 2023) showing the number of unclaimed […]

Stagecoach recognised by Armed Forces Covenant with Silver Award

Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator has announced that it has been successful in receiving the prestigious silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award as part of the Armed Forces Covenant. The silver award recognises the operator for its […]

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