Action for armed forces veterans
This week the government launched a £70 million Veterans Strategy Action Plan, which contains 60 commitments supporting our ambition to make the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran.
- Veterans make a huge contribution to society and we’ve already made large progress in supporting them in recent years — including launching a veterans’ railcard for discounted travel and offering a national insurance holiday to companies employing veterans.
- This week the government went further by launching our £70 million veterans strategy, which will offer training to help veterans take up public sector roles such as teaching, modernise services, provide targeted mental health support, and help us better understand the needs of the veteran community, including LGBT veterans.
- This will make the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran and the plans outlined today step up our commitment to allow them to live successful and healthy lives after service.