This is a big bone of contenion for me and was wondering if anybody out there can give me a decent answer. Why does it take so long for bonuses to be registered and then get paid in. I spoke to a clerk and explained that all the bonuses due in the army in each month were sent off once a month. If your due date was a day after tough shi'ite. The paper work went from Glasgow to Worthy Down, Worthy Down to unit, unit to Glasgow and then Glasgow to Worthy Down!! Is there a reason for this arrse about face way of doing things? My wife is an HR manager with a large company with 15000 employees all over the country. She explained to me that if one of the employees was getting a bonus their line manager would fax the HR client centre, the HR client centre would process the claim in about 10 minutes, it might take longer to confirm larger amounts but it still wouldn't take much more than an hour, fax pay roll who would then action the claim. Money would be paid in within a week. This company has about 20 HR personnel to look after 15000 people and they can still get it right. Why does it take Glasgow months to do this when it could be so easy? I waited 4 months for my 5 year money and it looks like I could be waiting about the same for my 8 year money (got to love serving a good few months before you are 1. If I ran a poll I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of people have had the same problems. No wonder pay and pensions is being moved to Bath!!