News of this kind of treatment has already become public. I was among many who signed a petition calling for one serviceman to be allowed to have his pension after the government terminated his employment days before he was due to qualify for it – and that petition was successful.
So the story here is that, despite seeing public anger at this policy, the government is pushing ahead with it regardless.
(not satire – it’s the UK today)
It seems government ministers are desperately trying to cover up a huge error they have made which has resulted in military personnel being denied hundreds of thousands of pounds in pension payments.
In 2010, the coalition government announced it would be making thousands of military personnel redundant in an effort to save money.
However – in what seems to have be an oversight – some military personnel were made compulsorily redundant just before their pension rights would have become operational.
The military personnel affected were offered some compensation – but pensions experts like Alan Higham have calculated that the amount of compensation offered will mean some of the personnel will lose out by as much as hundreds of thousands of pounds in pension payments.
And to make matters even worse – instead of holding up their hands and admitting their…
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