Support for UK Veterans

Abstract: The specific needs of veterans have come under ever-greater focus in recent years. This has been driven in part by the post-service experiences of those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Armed Forces Covenant, adopted in 2011, articulated the principles of no disadvantage and special consideration; that no current or former member of the armed forces, or their families, should be at a disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. In 2018 the Government published the Veterans' Strategy, followed by a new action plan for 2022-24 in January 2022. A refresh of the strategy is due in 2024. The Government has also created an Office for Veterans' Affairs in the Cabinet Office to better coordinate policies across Government and with the devolved administrations and local authorities. This report includes information on policies directed towards Veterans and progress made from previous years.

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