Regular Vs TA Benefits.

#1
I am sure that this may have been covered before, but does anybody have the lowdown on TA receiving pensions, paid holidays, learning credits etc.

Many thanks,

fatstab.
 
#5
Wah Shield on. You don't get any benefits. Its classed as part time work. If you want all those benefits, you can do one of three things, join the regular Army, get mobilised, do an FTRS. Wah shield off.
 
#6
I am sure that this may have been covered before, but does anybody have the lowdown on TA receiving pensions, paid holidays, learning credits etc.
Edited to add: normal TA - you get pay, expenses and the bounty. Pretty much nack all else. Probably, as it should be (for the level of commitment we're currently required to give.)

If you end up on ADC, you become part-time, rather than casual labour. At which point you get some of the benefits - pension (RFPS not AFPS, and holidays - no idea about learning credits.)

If you mobilise, you get nearly all of the benefits (the only one I'm aware of is not getting entitled to MQs, but I'm sure there are others.)
 
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#7
**** me green slime that racks as good as my step dads( substitute Iraq for the corporate medal!!! and the VRSM that apparently he wouldn't shame himself for). Is it for real??????
 
#8
I am sure that this may have been covered before, but does anybody have the lowdown on TA receiving pensions, paid holidays, learning credits etc.
Since the introduction of JPA, you can have the lot. That's what I was told by my Regular Chief Clerk, just before he retired.
 
#12
To be quite honest, what do you expect for a tuesday night and some weekends work? How can that be justifable to a regular who works mon-fri. Im not trying to slate TA or anything but its got to be all relative to the work you do.
 
#14
Attendance doesn't = a productive week at work
Maybe but we're still at our place of work, away from home! and at the end of the day the lads can only do what work they're told to do. Now i dont want to turn this into a stab vs arab slagging match but i for one fully acept thats the life i choose, i acept that i'll be away from home and family etc. There seems to be too many TA wanting all the benifits of regular life without been a regular. Why not just join the regulars? However I also except that there are many TA soldiers that have done more than some regular soldiers tour wise, and they are full entitled to the benifits when moblised.
 
#15
The combat efficiency Bounty is a tax-free lump sum awarded at the end of the year for being *apparently* combat efficient and having turned up often enough. (I say apparently because it's not uncommon for the people so fat they need 2 pairs of trousers sewn together, to get a 'combat efficiency' bounty).

This is done instead of a pension. So if you like the idea of a pension, it's your responsibility to pay this money into a pension scheme or just store it in your ISA. On the other hand, you could do what most people do and spend it on toys / beer / holiday / beer before your significant other finds out it ever got paid.
 
#17
The combat efficiency Bounty is a tax-free lump sum awarded at the end of the year for being *apparently* combat efficient and having turned up often enough. (I say apparently because it's not uncommon for the people so fat they need 2 pairs of trousers sewn together, to get a 'combat efficiency' bounty).

This is done instead of a pension. So if you like the idea of a pension, it's your responsibility to pay this money into a pension scheme or just store it in your ISA. On the other hand, you could do what most people do and spend it on toys / beer / holiday / beer before your significant other finds out it ever got paid.
No it's not in lieu of a pension.

This is a big gripe some people have served for years and get nothing in relation to a pension. Not after a pension like the regulars, but pro-rata would be fair.

The in lieu of pension bit is a smokescreen to get off the hook.

Retained Fire Fighters get a pension as well as a retainer fee, need to get rid of this casual labour title, if it's casual could refuse to go on tour legally.
 
#18
^ The reason the MoD refuse to acknowledge TA as part time is that part time workers are due the same rights as full-time employees; the Colorol vs. GRE case established this some years ago.

The day STABs become part-time would see a pretty huge increase in costs; final salary pension schemes are extremely expensive.
 
#20
Very few new ones, if any - I assume you mean final salary pension schemes?

Main issue being the lack of control over the funding rate / cost downstream, and the fact that pesky staff keep living longer.

Gits.
 

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