Under the spotlight

After a very poor start to the housing contract, with thousands of complaints from families living in homes not fit for purpose, CarillionAmey’s managing director Daniel Easthope (pictured above) responds to Ar...

The future of Service accommodation

LAST week, Chief of Defence People Lieutenant General Richard Nugee wrote a letter to all Service personnel explaining the reasons behind the proposed move to the Future Accommodation Model. Whilst AFF welc...

The future of housing

THE MOD has been examining how to modernise the way it provides accommodation to families. The current system works if you are married and living in Service Families Accommodation (SFA), but it doesn’t have the...

Settling in style

Mel Prescott-Davies and her soldier Chris Green bought their Victorian terrace in Staffordshire through the Forces Help to Buy scheme and soon got to work on giving it a makeover. They created a country style t...

The future of housing

The MOD has been examining how to modernise the way it provides accommodation to families. The current system works if you are married and living in Service Families Accommodation (SFA), but it doesn’t have the...

Postbag: Kept apart by archaic Army rules

I AM currently a serving soldier of 15 years and am in a relationship with another Warrant Officer who I have been with for  eight years. We have a two-year-old daughter and have significant commitments – howe...

Postbag: What an absolute shower!

OUR family moved to our current SFA in Larkhill in December 2011. On move-in it was apparent the property lacked any form of shower, not even an over-the-bath type. This is not a sufficient reason to turn down ...

Postbag: CEA scrutiny is unfair

WE HAVE recently undergone the stress of having our Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) certificate queried and been vindicated. The process has been stressful, slow and uncommunicative. I support wholehear...

Money-saving expertise

No matter how good a deal you strike over the cost of a new house, there is no getting away from the fact that moving is an expensive business. But how can you make the most of your budget? We quizzed MoneySavi...

Managing mortgages from overseas

We asked Forces Financial's Victoria Theodorou (pictured below) for her top tips on how Army families based overseas can begin the process of arranging a mortgage before to return to Britain... TAKING ...