Tranche 2 Redundancy

#1
Does anyone have any thoughts on what could be done about being subject to compulsory redundancy just 6 weeks before one's 16 year pension point? The loss in pension is eye watering, and the odds are not looking too hot...

dpm
 
#2
Does anyone have any thoughts on what could be done about being subject to compulsory redundancy just 6 weeks before one's 16 year pension point? The loss in pension is eye watering, and the odds are not looking too hot...

dpm
Have a back injury close to the time that takes 6 weeks of checks and stuff before it feels better.

I know it sounds a cheats way but there isn't much else!
 

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#4
Join the Forces Pension Society today - 30 of your finest pounds for a year. They will advise you and probably take up the fight in your behalf.

Everybody should join; they are the only ones who care about our pensions and have some clout on Whitehall...
 
#5
Inf Maj? Break a leg or something?
 

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#7
It's well worth it. I joined a year ago; newsletters are informative, the advice is spot on and they are all over the pension regs...
 
#8
Join the pension society and brace yourself for lots of eyewatering 'near misses' for pensions. (I think the record stands at 3 days at the moment).

Whilst I could see the MoD relenting on 3 days, I can't see 6 weeks being taken in to account. Because at this rate the Immediate Pension date is going to slide all the way to the left in LOS days. It is cold but the line is there, and it was set objectively, there may be some room for subjective viewing of the rules but I think anything more than a month and you're backing a loser. (My opinion only, not neccesrily factual)

Whilst I can symphathise, the best advise if you are 'that certain' would be to start saving, start getting some quality courses in and start chucking you CV around. If you are that 'certain' it's going to be you you're actually in a better state than others... as you have 18 months to prepare.

Once you know where you are to settle, perhaps get in touch with the local TA unit. Then if things are bad, you may get a chance to deploy or at least get some extra wonga.
 
#9
Join the Forces Pension Society today - 30 of your finest pounds for a year. They will advise you and probably take up the fight in your behalf.

Everybody should join; they are the only ones who care about our pensions and have some clout on Whitehall...
Couldn't agree more - £30/year to protect our pensions is money well spent.
 
#10
I know of a guy selected during T1 who will leave 72 hrs before his 18 yr point. He's been fighting it since he was selected but has hit a brick wall. They aren't budging with his pension.
 
#11
I know of a guy selected during T1 who will leave 72 hrs before his 18 yr point. He's been fighting it since he was selected but has hit a brick wall. They aren't budging with his pension.
72 hours = 3 days... although it does sound shorter :D

Sounds like they aren't going to budge on dates then.

Edit to add. remember there is the option to trade change...
 
#12
Cheers for that Trig.

... although it does sound shorter :D
No, sounds like an identical period of time to me.

Sounds like they aren't going to budge on dates then.
The only relevant point in your post, although it is merely an observation of points raised by others and adds no value.

Edit to add. remember there is the option to trade change...
Given the very limited options regarding trade change or transfer and the fact that you have know idea what his rank or CEG is, I'll just add:

Yeah, cheers for that. Go and get your head down.

I've looked for a worthwhile point in your post but having come up blank, the cynical side of me is suggesting that you're a sheep's whose keyboard is stuck on permanent send.
 
#13
Thank you for appreciation there Spaz.

If you do a spot of research on linguistics, it is actually a common practice to say something like x hours, in lieu of y days and similar constructs depending ont he result you want.
 
#15
Carlsberg don't make boring cnuts, but if they did, they would make chocolate_frog. chocolate_frog - possibly the most boring cnut in the world.
This isn't the naafi so nothing wrong with giving decent explanations or advice.
 
#18
Reminds me of that 'The ages of an Arrse/Twitter Thread' thread...

Anyhow - it's just arrse that you can be made redundant immediately prior to such a huge step up in pension. I reckon each of 6 weeks work between redundancy date and 16 year point would be worth around 50-75K over the 20 year period between redundancy and 60 years of age...

Frustratingly, while some have volunteered for H16, having missed H14/15, and are therefore exempt, others find that with harmony guidelines well and truly breached, and carrying well over 2 months leave, they're 'in-bounds'... Bonkers.

From the Telegraph: "Army redundancies 'will be as painless as possible' - Assistant Chief of the General Staff Major General James Everard, says the latest round of cuts to the armed forces will come from a "small pool"."

Not so bloody painless if you are in that small pool [of personnel who have recently returned from Ops and stand to lose out on an Olympic scale].

dpm
 
#19
As painless as possible, not painless.

If the aim is savings, they're hardly going to dish out sympathy pensions to those just missing out.

It's not nice , but it's where we are.
 

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