JSP 752 Chap 2 Sec 4 Para 02.0447 states; "The maximum rate of LSAP is set at £8500 and, when set, was considered to be sufficient assistance towards a house deposit based on the average house price at that time. It is recognised that this sum, for most, will now be insufficient to meet this need, but FUNDING CONSTRAINTS have precluded its uplift." Recent Info; The average house prices in UK (Dec 07) are as follows ( as reported by the BBC news website) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/uk_house_prices/html/houses.stm Average Cost: £230,474 Detached: £353,096 Semi-detached: £206,054 Terraced: £183,410 Flat: £206,048 My point, when will TSAS (Tri Service Accomodation Section) update the rate (or whoever decides on the limit of LSAP) If you required a 5% deposit for the cost of an average house (£230,474) this would cost you £11,523 at present the LSAP is set to £8500. We all know the standard answer to any budget question is "No money in the pot" but the LSAP was introduced as an excellent retention tool, it just needs to keep up with the times in order to be effective. When can we expect a long overdue increase in this entitlement? Can any fellow arssers shed light on this topic?