A Charity offering personal help and advice for all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, their Reserves and Families

Options for using your pension pot – an article by John Lavery (with a lot of help from the Money Advice Service)

Following on from the recent article about service pensions I thought it would be worth a quick look at some of the options to consider if you have an additional pension scheme - either occupational or private. Following the changes…

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HighGround Bicton reception

October 28th 2017 HighGround Charity need to raise £90,000 to support veterans into employment. Individuals and businesses from across the South West met this Wednesday for an evening of fundraising to support training and opportunities for returning servicemen and women.…

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What About An AFPS Pension?

What About An AFPS Pension? By Dave Scholey, Regional Manager South East This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked in my day to day role, so I thought it worthy of a blog. While all circumstances…

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Interview? Don't forget the Basics!

Interview?  Don’t forget the basics when preparing for the big day! Getting the offer of an interview is a big deal.  You may have spent a great deal of time and effort on carefully preparing your CV, searching for the…

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Higher Futures Employability Parogramme

Higher Futures Employability Programme Higher Futures currently works in partnership with Help for Heroes in jointly delivering their Employability Programme for military veterans at Tedworth House, click here for more details. This programme offers veterans the opportunity to explore options…

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What is Equity Release - a General Guide

What is equity release – a general guide I recently saw a client, close to retirement who asked about Equity release from his property and was it of any use to him?  I confess that I was unable to give…

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Families - Your chance to give your views on transition!

Families Federations seek vital transition feedback from military families The Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations have today launched their joint Transition Survey. The federations are inviting military families to take part in sharing their views and experiences to help…

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Armed Forces Pension Scheme 15 (AFPS 15) – Ill-Health Benefits

Armed Forces Pension Scheme 15 (AFPS 15) – Ill-Health Benefits By Marty Small, The White Ensign Association If you leave the Armed Forces early because you are assessed as medically unfit for further military service, you may be awarded ill-health…

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The Manufacturing Sector

When preparing to leave the Armed Forces many job seekers naturally look to the Service Sector as a potential route for their future career.  This is not surprising, given that services make up almost 80% of UK GDP and offer…

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