Now maybe I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here but this question occurs: If a Company employee gets "compulsorily mobilised" I understand that the army will pay his civvy salary up to a certain limit. However, as a Company Director, I don't have a "salary". I am paid whatever the company sees fit according to the profit it makes in any given period. So if I were to rejoin and get mobilised, what would I get? Consider that in this instance the Company is, effectively, just me so it's not the case that loads of other people are beavering away and I just get a share of the profits whether I'm there or not. Without me there, there would be no income. Lots of self employed people are "limited Companies" for all sorts of reasons, tax efficiency and liability being the main ones. This must happen all the time so there must be a system. How does it work?