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of communicating with each other. We know that these sites, along with our lobbying of CA and DIO has a significant impact in highlighting the poor delivery of service to occupants of SFA. We do monitor these sites and occasionally interact with subscribers; however if you want to share your evidence with us or ask us to take up an issue on your behalf,wewould much prefer that you contact us directly at www.raf-ff.org.uk.


CAAS for SFA –This system has now been in place for afew months and we would very much appreciate your thoughts. Please let us know if you are


satisfied with your new Banding for Charge. Did you have to submit aformal challenge? Do you consider that CAASis an improved and fairer system than the previous 4-Tier grading process? Your feedback would be appreciated.


Forces Help to Buy –The Government’s Forces Help to Buy scheme has celebrated its two year anniversary,asloans to service personnel have reached the £100m mark. The scheme was immediately popular –3,220 benefitted within the first six months and by March 2015, more than £40m had been given to applicants. More than 8,600 service


personnel have used the home-buying scheme since its launch in April 2014.


The scheme allows military personnel to borrow up to half of their salary towards buying their first home or moving up the property ladder.Since its launch, more than 6,642 personnel have bought homes, with almost 2,000 more applicants approved and awaiting completion of purchases.


Finally–Wewill be conducting aseries of online surveys throughout the summer,the most pertinent for me will be about Single personnel and/or living inners, SLA and CAASsoplease look out for and complete the surveys.


BEAFORCE FOROUR FORCES


Everyday,our team of men and women volunteers are making alasting difference in thelives of serving personnel, veterans andtheir families.


Do somethingextraordinary and join us. Get in touchtoday to discussavolunteer role that will make themostofyourtalents.


Call 0800 0325612 Email volunteer.support@ssafa.org.uk Visit ssafa.org.uk


Registered charityNo.210760 and SCO38056.Established 1885. www.raf-ff.org.uk Summer 2016 21


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