Potential Sell off of Veterans Services - Please help us oppose the sell off of Veterans Services

#1
On the 9th April 2018, staff in DBS were informed that the MOD had agreed that the Future Services Delivery Contract (FSDC) had been given the green light to go to the market seeking solutions for the replacement of the current contract with DXC and offered the private sector the opportunity to bid for the Ministry of Defence Medals Office, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme.

Having learned no lessons from a number of National Audit reports in the failure of privatising government shared services and poor private sector contracting by government departments, the MOD had decided to simply re-let the currently outsourced service contracts for our Armed Forces pay, pensions and administration and consider add in additional areas of business to make the contract as attractive to industry as possible in our opinion.

Veterans’ welfare, armed forces pensions, the Ministry of Defence Medal Office, the handling of casualty notifications all form part of the military covenant and should be delivered by the Ministry of Defence.

We believe that the War Pensions Scheme, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the Medals Office must be run in-house my the MoD and not sold off to be run on a for profit basis as part of the Future Services Delivery Contract.

We have started a petition asking that no decision is made without full public consultation and full parliamentary scrutiny.

Defend our Veterans Services | Campaigns by You

Please could you help protect our veterans services by signing and sharing our petition. One of our biggest worries is that the free services veterans currently receive and provision of compensation will be linked to a for profit basis.

Does the Military Covenant stand for nothing in the eyes of the MoD when it comes to the provision of Veterans Services?

You can find more information out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/defendingveteransservices/ and also on our website: Defending Veterans Services
 
#2
On the 9th April 2018, staff in DBS were informed that the MOD had agreed that the Future Services Delivery Contract (FSDC) had been given the green light to go to the market seeking solutions for the replacement of the current contract with DXC and offered the private sector the opportunity to bid for the Ministry of Defence Medals Office, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme.

Having learned no lessons from a number of National Audit reports in the failure of privatising government shared services and poor private sector contracting by government departments, the MOD had decided to simply re-let the currently outsourced service contracts for our Armed Forces pay, pensions and administration and consider add in additional areas of business to make the contract as attractive to industry as possible in our opinion.

Veterans’ welfare, armed forces pensions, the Ministry of Defence Medal Office, the handling of casualty notifications all form part of the military covenant and should be delivered by the Ministry of Defence.

We believe that the War Pensions Scheme, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the Medals Office must be run in-house my the MoD and not sold off to be run on a for profit basis as part of the Future Services Delivery Contract.

We have started a petition asking that no decision is made without full public consultation and full parliamentary scrutiny.

Defend our Veterans Services | Campaigns by You

Please could you help protect our veterans services by signing and sharing our petition. One of our biggest worries is that the free services veterans currently receive and provision of compensation will be linked to a for profit basis.

Does the Military Covenant stand for nothing in the eyes of the MoD when it comes to the provision of Veterans Services?

You can find more information out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/defendingveteransservices/ and also on our website: Defending Veterans Services

You can bet a months pension, that the lame brains behind this sell off will have a vested interest in the company's, firms, multi-nationals, that tender for the contract, with a good chance of at some time being part of the MOD establishment, or a Shyster MP,... maybe,..... allegedly,..... sort of.
 
#3
You can bet a months pension, that the lame brains behind this sell off will have a vested interest in the company's, firms, multi-nationals, that tender for the contract, with a good chance of at some time being part of the MOD establishment, or a Shyster MP,... maybe,..... allegedly,..... sort of.
Securing future directorships - allegedly.
 
#4
This sell off, scam, rip off, whatever,.... should be brought to the attention of The relevant plod department, it suspiciously sounds like an old boys, men's club, old school tie type, money making scheme,.... the main players trousering large amounts, and the Oiks at the bottom of the food chain, US, being screwed over. easy targets, can't fight back. ....cynical ,me, never, as if, perish the thought.
 

LancePrivateJones

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#6
And a few high end properties sold of at rock bottom price, to be resold for development later on
Just like when Virginia Bottomley abolished mental illness back in the 1990s.
Psychiatric hospitals converted into affordable housing for rich people alles uber der platz.
I wonder how much social housing will be incorporated into Woolwich Barracks and Kneller Hall when they get flogged off?
That'll be none then...
 
#7
Does the Military Covenant stand for nothing in the eyes of the MoD when it comes to the provision of Veterans Services?
How do you think the Armed Forces Covenant applies here?

Or are you just throwning it out there in rage?
 
#10
I guess @VeteranServices is a member of staff who'd worried about being TUPEd to the private sector, which is understandable. As a veteran my pension has been paid by a private sector company on an outsourced MOD contract since I started receiving it, with no problems. Equiniti also field a lot of (most?) veteran enquiries already and have the data to do so - there's no data protection issue with that so long as the data continues to be used and protected appropriately.

Having the last bit of admin still done in-house moved out to contract probably won't make a lot of difference. It may also save a few quid which can be spent on defence rather than bureaucracy which seems no bad thing. So it's a 'meh' from me - other cuts in defence cause me more concern.
 

MrBane

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#11
had been given the green light to go to the market seeking solutions for the replacement of the current contract with DXC and offered the private sector the opportunity to bid for the Ministry of Defence Medals Office, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme......

The MOD had decided to simply re-let the currently outsourced service contracts for our Armed Forces pay, pensions and administration and consider add in additional areas of business to make the contract as attractive to industry as possible in our opinion.
Hang on a minute.

Does the above mean the majority of work is already outsourced and you're trying to use the outrage bus to protect the business interests of the private company currently managing affairs?

'cos that's how it reads.

Sort of like that company that claimed unfair treatment over the passport nonsense. **** all to substantiate it other than that they were the most expensive bidder and lost.

Please do clarify as I have an all day pass for the outrage bus but don't mind shelling out a few and phoning for a cautionary cab.
 
#12
On the 9th April 2018, staff in DBS were informed that the MOD had agreed that the Future Services Delivery Contract (FSDC) had been given the green light to go to the market seeking solutions for the replacement of the current contract with DXC and offered the private sector the opportunity to bid for the Ministry of Defence Medals Office, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme.

Having learned no lessons from a number of National Audit reports in the failure of privatising government shared services and poor private sector contracting by government departments, the MOD had decided to simply re-let the currently outsourced service contracts for our Armed Forces pay, pensions and administration and consider add in additional areas of business to make the contract as attractive to industry as possible in our opinion.

Veterans’ welfare, armed forces pensions, the Ministry of Defence Medal Office, the handling of casualty notifications all form part of the military covenant and should be delivered by the Ministry of Defence.

We believe that the War Pensions Scheme, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the Medals Office must be run in-house my the MoD and not sold off to be run on a for profit basis as part of the Future Services Delivery Contract.

We have started a petition asking that no decision is made without full public consultation and full parliamentary scrutiny.

Defend our Veterans Services | Campaigns by You

Please could you help protect our veterans services by signing and sharing our petition. One of our biggest worries is that the free services veterans currently receive and provision of compensation will be linked to a for profit basis.

Does the Military Covenant stand for nothing in the eyes of the MoD when it comes to the provision of Veterans Services?

You can find more information out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/defendingveteransservices/ and also on our website: Defending Veterans Services
Signed, though I've never served. Have shared on FB too.
 
#13
Signed
 

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