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Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) to vote on incorporation of AFF: All current members of AFF are invited to attend the forthcoming EGM, where a formal resolution to incorporate AFF will be presented to members.

The meeting will be held on the 8th March 2018 at 14:30 at the Andover Community Centre, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8HJ.

With effect from 1 April 2018, we propose to change the legal structure of AFF from an unincorporated association to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). A CIO is a legal entity designed specifically for charities, and was one of several corporate structures available to AFF. The Trustees have concluded, having taken legal advice, that it represents the most effective option and will create a future-proof legal structure. Click here to read more.


UPDATED STATEMENT FROM AFF ON THE INCOME TAX ALLOWANCE EXEMPTION: MOD has responded that "The 2017 budget includes a measure that will make any allowances that will be paid under FAM tax free. This will mean that the total tax paid by someone in SFA and someone using FAM allowances will be the same." However, we know that multiple conversations are still going on to define the final shape of FAM. AFF will extract the main concerns from our families’ comments on social media regarding this tax exemption, and will submit them to the MOD asking for detailed answers on what this will actually mean for families.


AFF film highlights FAM work on behalf of Army families. Read more.


Another result for AFF – DIO to review CAAS location data

We’re delighted to be able to report that DIO will now be reviewing some of the factors affecting proposed changes to Army families’ final CAAS band, specifically relating to location. Read more.


Improved access to student loans for Army spouses and partners: an AFF win

As of 1 August 2017, Army families posted overseas who wish to undertake a qualifying UK based university or college course can access a loan via Student Finance England. This applies to both full and part time courses, and you no longer need to be in the UK for the first day of the course to qualify. Read more.


AFF LogoCelebrating 35 years of support for Army families.


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Employment survey
05.02. New AFF survey delves deeper into spousal employment issues.
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01.02. ...for the latest news from the MOD regarding the FAM pilot.
Jobs for military spouses: AFF to discover what more needs to be done
22.01. AFF teams up with Institute for Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick for new spousal employment research.
AFF Chief Exec speaks on Radio Four’s high profile ‘You&Yours’ BBC R4 programme
19.01. Listen to Sara’s full interview.
Carillion liquidation
15.01. Reassurance for Army families.