Ok the duty rumour is that SFA rental charges will rise over the next 10 years to match civillian rental prices. Apparently the charges will be rank based, in other words if you are a WO1 you will pay considerably more than a Pte soldier. This is to force you to buy your own home, which means savings for the government in that DIO can reduce the estate. Unless the powers that be increase LSAP then this will not be possible in the current climate. As it stands you are looking at £40k deposit on a £200,000 property & 80% mortgage, who the hell can afford that! The rumour is they are holding back on increasing SFA rental until Apr 13, which is when we are due a pay rise again - cnuts.......... The other rumour going around is that SFA will only be provided for those in their first 6 years of service, after that you are on your own. It is funny how this ties in with the Governments 'Homebuy' scheme, which is only offered for those who have served between 4 & 6 years service?