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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.


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The Latest

Carillion liquidation
15.01. Reassurance for Army families.
Jobs for military spouses: help AFF discover what more needs to be done
10.01. AFF teams up with Institute for Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick for new spousal employment research.
CAAS banding: an update for families
12.12. If you live in military housing, you will shortly receive a letter regarding an update to your CAAS banding.
Families share their Covenant experiences with AFF
07.12. Is the Armed Forces Covenant helping your family get a fair deal?