Our Manifesto calls on the next UK Government to:

  • Strengthen the Armed Forces Covenant Duty to include UK and devolved governments and cover all policy matters
  • Ensure all public bodies ask individuals whether they or an immediate family member has served in HM Armed Forces. This must be recorded and published to understand needs and provide appropriate support
  • Ensure that military compensation is never treated as an income source by means tests for welfare benefits.
  • Introduce a national protocol to provide consistent access to public services for Armed Forces families, and increase SEND support funding for service children.
  • Remove barriers for families of non-UK service personnel to stay in the UK, waiving fees for Indefinite Leave to Remain and the Minimum Income Requirement.
    • March 2024 Update: We are pleased that the Government has changed visa rules so serving personnel can bring family members born outside of the UK to join them in the country they serve.

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