Accessible accountancy

Chartered accountant Nadia Hossen Mamode admits that she wasn’t quite prepared when she married into Forces life. Five years, four moves, three jobs, two children and a new patch later, she realised that straig...

Empowering enterprise

When it comes to juggling business and Army life, mum-of-four Christine Dedman is a bit of a marvel. And the good news is she spends her working time enabling other military spouses and partners to set up their...

Build a new career

IF YOU are looking for a new career or your soldier is preparing to leave the Army, it’s worth looking at Building Heroes, a charity providing free training to the entire military family.    Its aim is to tac...

Tweaking your tax

Jo Plews and her husband and daughter are posted in Canada for three years. With employment being quite difficult to secure or low paid, Jo decided that applying for the Marriage Tax Allowance seemed the logica...

Dizzy in biz

WE love to see creative ideas for businesses from Army spouses and partners – and that’s why we’re featuring several entrepreneurs in the winter edition of Army&You, out from Monday 12 November. One such sp...

The way forward

AFF has delved deeper into researching the barriers to spousal employment among the Forces. In partnership with Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ, we identified that nearly one...

Sophie’s skills boost

WE TEAMED up with Digital Mums to offer military spouses and partners a fully-funded place on the organisation’s social media management course. It was tough to choose between so many worthwhile entries, but ou...

Long-distance working

Emily Fraser has been an Army wife for 12 years. She and her husband are currently living in their seventh quarter – an overseas posting to a US Army base in Germany – along with their two children, dog and cat...