Veterans: Cost of Living

Cabinet Office written question – answered am ar 15 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what financial support his Department is providing to help veterans with the cost of living.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister for Veterans' Affairs)

This Government has successfully reduced inflation by more than half, which will make the cost of living more affordable for veterans along with every other resident in the UK. We’re also getting support directly to those who need it, with the £104 billion Cost of Living package worth an average £3,800 per household.

Veterans’ employment is at an all-time high, with 89% of those leaving service finding employment within six months, but we're determined to go further. That is why we recently launched OP PROSPER, our dedicated employment pathway for veterans, alongside introducing a 12-month National Insurance relief to eligible employers recruiting veterans in their first civilian role after service.

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