New legislation to ensure fair treatment for Armed Forces

New legislation to help ensure armed forces personnel, veterans and their families are not disadvantaged by their service when accessing key public services was introduced in the House of Commons on 26 January 2021.

The Armed Forces Bill will embed the Armed Forces Covenant into law by introducing a legal duty for relevant UK public bodies to have due regard to the principles of the Covenant, a pledge to ensure the UK Armed Forces community is treated fairly.

Focusing on healthcare, housing and education, it will increase awareness among public bodies of the unique nature of military service, improving the level of service for members of the armed forces community, no matter where in the UK they live.

You can read more about the introduction of the bill on the website here.

You can also view a copy of the bill itself on the UK Parliament website here.