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AFF STATEMENT ON ‘INCOME TAX: ARMED FORCES ACCOMMODATION ALLOWANCE EXEMPTION’ AS ANNOUNCED IN YESTERDAY’S BUDGET: AFF was surprised to see the Armed Forces Allowances Exemption included as part of yesterday’s autumn budget. We are seeking urgent clarification of this, and of the implications for Army families, from the Ministry of Defence and will provide you with an update as soon as we have more information.

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

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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.

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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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AFF LogoCelebrating 35 years of support for Army families.

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AFF LogoWatch our short film to find out how we can help Army families.

  


The Latest

AFF STATEMENT ON ‘INCOME TAX: ARMED FORCES ACCOMMODATION ALLOWANCE EXEMPTION’ AS ANNOUNCED IN YESTERDAY’S BUDGET.
23.11. Read AFF's statement.
Additional needs support from AFF in Colchester
23.11. AFF was on-hand to offer additional needs support in Colchester this month at the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) autumn event.
Do you feel stereotyped by others ideas of what it’s like to be part of the military community?
22.11. Emma Long, PhD Candidate Sociology/Social Work at Lancaster University, explores how we as a community are perceived by civilians.
AFF begins new spouse employment project with University of Warwick
21.11. Employment research project will look at the real and perceived barriers to employment for military spouses and partners.
AFF film highlights FAM work on behalf of Army families
17.11. Our latest film highlights AFF’s work and influence around FAM so far.
Protecting your home over winter
17.11. Extreme winter weather can have a real impact on your home.
AFF tackles the Covenant in Wales
17.11. AFF pleased to have recommendations included in a new report about the impact of the Covenant in Wales.