Staying put for your studies

Cat goes through the retention rules if you need to stay put for study or training… One of my first successes on joining AFF nine years ago (is it really that long?!) was to push for a change in policy to allo...

Shaping the future of housing

A HUGE thank you to everyone who filled in AFF’s big survey on the future contract for housing; your responses have been presented to decision makers to help them create the best deal for families. Here are the...

Pilot site for Aldershot

A FUTURE Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot has been developed to help understand how forces families will choose to live in the future and how FAM can be improved. It’s a chance for the MOD to test the policy and...

Housing success for Army families

GREAT housing news for Army families – following years of AFF pushing for much-needed change, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has released a consultation paper encouraging local author...

Popular Help to Buy scheme extended

THE Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) scheme has been extended until the end of 2019 – great news for the 69 per cent of families in a recent AFF poll who are planning to use the scheme after December 2018. AFF is ...

Rebasing round-up

Over the next 12-18 months, many Army families will be involved in unit moves as part of the Army Rebasing Programme. Army&You spoke to Collette Musgrave, AFF’s UK & Overseas Director, about this large ...

‘No-one should move into a dirty home’

AFF receives a significant number of enquiries about move-in matters – especially around cleanliness. Last year move-in/move-out issues accounted for 15 per cent of all of the housing enquiries we received. Ca...

Helping you find a place to call home

Sponsored editorial FOR Chris Sharrott, serving in the military has meant moving home a lot – in fact, soon he’ll be heading off to New Zealand to take up a temporary new posting. But before travelling ha...

Finding a fair deal

With the mobile nature of Army life, you and your soldier can sometimes become accidental landlords if you have to rent out your property to undertake a posting elsewhere. Lt Col Penny Davies ALS (pictured abov...

Claiming compensation

Did you know DIO has a compensation scheme in the UK for missed appointments and for significant issues at move-in for all SFA and SSFA? Here's the procedure you’ll need to follow to claim… Missed appointm...