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Veterans Scotland Newsletter 31 July 2020

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The weekly Veterans Scotland Newsletter for the week ending 31 July 202 is now available via the link below:   https://mailchi.mp/bb79207c7b7c/veterans-scotland-weekly-newsletter-31-july-2020

The Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Update

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Cyber Resilience Notice COVID-19 ISSUE: 30.07.20 As a result of the significant rise in COVID-19 related scams, over the next few months, the…

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awards Combat Stress £250k to deliver remote support to veterans

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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) has awarded veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress £250,000 through the Covid-19 Impact Programme, a programme…

Office for Veterans’ Affairs marks one year since creation

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An opinion piece from Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, to mark one year since the establishment of the Office for…

Fairer Scotland – Are you eligible for more support?

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Opinion piece by Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, Shirley-Anne Somerville. From this week, thousands of families across Scotland will start to get letters…

Forces in Mind Trust awards grant to fund accredited employment training programme for veterans in Scotland

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Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £298,996 to Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) to fund an employment training programme to help injured…

COVID Recovery Fund from Lloyd’s Bank Foundation

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At 10am on 3 August 2020, Lloyd’s Bank Foundation will be launching £7.4 million COVID funding aimed at supporting charities to recover beyond…

Charities in call for nation to mark VJ Day

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Plans are in place to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day – or ‘VJ Day’ as it is better known. Saturday…

UK Government Seeks Views On National Insurance Contributions Holiday for Employers of Veterans

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The UK Government has launched a consultation which seeks views about a National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday for employers who hire former members…

Public service pension schemes consultation: changes to the transitional arrangements to the 2015 schemes

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HM Treasury have laid in Parliament a Public Consultation seeking views on two proposals for addressing past discrimination across the public service pension…