Telegraph: Allowances for armed forces to be slashed

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  1. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    il

    And do the eton cabal give a shit?
     
  2. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    This bit concerns me:

    "As well as allowances, it is understood that all forms of specialist pay – which makes up a significant proportion of the salaries of pilots and other aircrew, divers, bomb disposal experts, submariners and members of the special forces – is also to be examined with a view to being reduced."
     
  3. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    What makes Bomb Disposal people "experts" and the others not?
     
  4. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Mainly submariners getting paid too much & the golden hello's..
     
  5. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Are you at OPS?
     
  6. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Gird your loins. The worst is yet to come. Admirals' gardeners notwithstanding.
     
  7. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Skill, determination, knowledge, intelligence, raw courage, outstanding good looks, strong, fit...brave, if you had to ask, you probably won't understand. :D
     
  8. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    You forgot the mirror on the back of the alarm clock, 'Good morning you handsome bastard'.
     
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Non-story (Pt. XVII)... :roll:

    Every allowance or pay grade is examined by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, which could - theoretically - reduce them. Or increase them (as they usually do).

    "Move along, people - nothing to see here..." :oops:
     
  10. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    This review is different to the usual AFPRB report; it's fairly obvious that cuts are going to be made. I just hope it isn't to LOA (which has already gone down here in Cyprus significantly).

    Get you home (overseas) has already been cut to nearly nothing also.
     
  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    I know that - my point being, our pay and allowances are subject to reviews all the time and is an accepted Term of Service. This latest "news" is another example of that.

    Private sector industries review and amend employees' pay frequently, depending on the financial circumstances - the MOD/Armed Forces should be no different.

    To paraphrase Jimbo: "Life in a blue one, so suck it up". Dripping will not change anything, and anything other than your Basic Pay should be seen as a privilege, not a right. I have lost - and gained - a variety of allowances over the years and, providing that it is not down to some UPO clusterf*ck, I shrug my shoulders and accept it... :roll:
     
  12. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Can't see a problem with sensible housekeeping - As several posters have commented, I have been over-compensated in the past and have also been seen off by pusser on other occasions - luck of the draw sometimes. The simple fact of life is though that some (indeed many) allowances are OTT and totally unjustifiable - if a proper review can eliminate the waste and profligacy element it might mean there is more in the kitty for the must do rather than the nice to do in future.
     
  13. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Naughty Naughty nozzer AET. Notice your Avatar is for Airframe and Engines, on fixed wing and Rotary.......Dream on :lol: :lol:
     
  14. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Rather than see off the workers, the simple answer is to chop the following:

    a. Flying pay for those that do not fly in their current posts.

    b. Admirals retiring on full pay.

    Think how much THAT would save.
     
  15. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    How about all personnel travelling standard class on planes, trains & automobiles?
     
  16. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Just done that in the Civil Service, you can bet they'll follow suit for the services!!!
     
  17. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    I hope they do, seeing is believing!
     
  18. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    In MOD at least, 1st class travel is banned except where it is cheaper to buy 1st class than travel standard. Something that owing to the insanity of the ticketing system does happen on occasion.
     
  19. Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

    Sainsburys selling gold plated chicken breasts Jimbo?

    Six quid (or thereabouts) per kilo, in Iceland, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, and Netto. Netto special, (quite often), five pounds per kilo (get there early) :lol:

    Don't know about Tesco, haven't got one within walking distance. 8O

    2BM
     

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