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Telegraph: Allowances for armed forces to be slashed

finknottle

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

soleil said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/8181259/Allowances-for-armed-forces-to-be-slashed.html
il

And do the eton cabal give a shit?
 

soleil

War Hero
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."
 

hbombvet

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

soleil said:
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."
What makes Bomb Disposal people "experts" and the others not?
 

Patrick

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

Mainly submariners getting paid too much & the golden hello's..
 

hbombvet

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

notafourknotfudgepacker said:
Patrick said:
Mainly submariners getting paid too much & the golden hello's..

Are you at OPS?
Gird your loins. The worst is yet to come. Admirals' gardeners notwithstanding.
 

Spidiver

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

hbombvet said:
soleil said:
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."
What makes Bomb Disposal people "experts" and the others not?

Skill, determination, knowledge, intelligence, raw courage, outstanding good looks, strong, fit...brave, if you had to ask, you probably won't understand. :D
 

finknottle

Banned
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'.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
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:
 

Wilf

Midshipman
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.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Re: Telegraph: "Allowances For Armed Forces To Be Slashed"

Wilf said:
This review is different to the usual AFPRB report...

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:
 

broadside

War Hero
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.
 

scouse

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

Patrick said:
Mainly submariners getting paid too much & the golden hello's..
Naughty Naughty nozzer AET. Notice your Avatar is for Airframe and Engines, on fixed wing and Rotary.......Dream on :lol: :lol:
 
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.
 

Chaz

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

JunglyDaz said:
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.

How about all personnel travelling standard class on planes, trains & automobiles?
 

Waspie

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

Chaz said:
JunglyDaz said:
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.

How about all personnel travelling standard class on planes, trains & automobiles?

Just done that in the Civil Service, you can bet they'll follow suit for the services!!!
 

Chaz

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

Waspie said:
Chaz said:
JunglyDaz said:
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.

How about all personnel travelling standard class on planes, trains & automobiles?

Just done that in the Civil Service, you can bet they'll follow suit for the services!!!

I hope they do, seeing is believing!
 

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.
 

2badge_mango

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

StixJimboRM said:
Food, for example:

CYP Chicken Breast = 8.79 Euro per KG (£7.46)
UK Chicken Breast (Sainsburys) = £10.59 per KG

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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