Training Allowance To GO

top_mast

Midshipman
There is a whisper that WEF 1 April the £3.25 TA for a drill night is to be removed. It may not be much for an officer, however its quite a lot of dosh for us on the lower deck. It has been suggested that this is to bring us into line with the the army and air force. If this is the case then, when will the retirement age be extended to 60 to bring us into line with the other two???
Looks like the start of the rot!!! :(
 

Shakey

War Hero
Is not a whisper it's a gen dit.

However, over 5's and over 10's are going to be replaced by a straight £21 a day subsistence allowance for any journey that's over five hours.

You'll need to keep the receipts for audit purposes but I'm sure there'll be plenty of people kicking the arse out of that allowance on their next trip to Pompey/Guz. You can buy a lot of Burger Kings for that.

Oh yeah, it also includes the cost of ONE alcoholic drink! So you can have a tot too.

Would still prefer the training allowance though :?
 

Uncle_Albert

War Hero
Shakey said:
However, over 5's and over 10's are going to be replaced by a straight £21 a day subsistence allowance for any journey that's over five hours.

The number of which may well drop off sharply as regionalisation takes hold... sometimes I think there really is someone somewhere planning things.

And yes, before you all jump in and say "Well actually you still have to go to Pompey to do BSSC so you're completely and utterly wrong you idiot", not everything can be done by units and yes, there will always be exercises etc. to go to.
 

GCYZ

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
However, over 5's and over 10's are going to be replaced by a straight £21 a day subsistence allowance for any journey that's over five hours.
Rumour and Counter-rumour. As I understand it we will get actuals instead of over 5's to a maximum of £21. So you buy a burger, you get the cost of a burger.
 

Shakey

War Hero
Nothing to stop you bypassing Burger King and going straight to a classy little restaurant and spunking £21 though is there?

Or just taking the piss and buying seven Whopper meals like something out of 'Supersize Me'.
 

top_mast

Midshipman
Yes GCYZ agree with you that you will get the actual cost up to a MAX. of £21 on production of receipts.
However this has been brought in at the same time as a MAX. home to duty milage of 50miles one way. This may put off a lot of people joining the RNR and it may be the nail in the coffin for existing members.
Assuming that you travel at a MAX of 25 mph to your unit on a drill night, it means that it will take you only 2 hours so therfore you will not be able to claim the over 5's and milk the system as suggested.
 

all_purple_now

Lantern Swinger
top_mast said:
However this has been brought in at the same time as a MAX. home to duty milage of 50miles one way.

Are you sure about this? I know it used to be 40 miles, but you could get more at the RNSO's discretion - a large chunk of our ship's company probably do come more than 40 miles.
 

Dangermouse

Badgeman
Just a wild guess but I guess its got something to do with introduction of JPA.
Might also explain why I got paid today and not mid-month as usual.
 

GCYZ

Lantern Swinger
Dangermouse said:
Just a wild guess but I guess its got something to do with introduction of JPA.
Might also explain why I got paid today and not mid-month as usual.

1. Yes
2. We always get paid around this date in April, something to do with the end of the finacial year. Always means a long wait until bounty.
 

all_purple_now

Lantern Swinger
Dangermouse said:
Might also explain why I got paid today and not mid-month as usual.

April pay always comes at the beginning of the month, for some reason. Makes for a big gap until the next, though that should hopefully include bounty...
 
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