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Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill - a briefing

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The Ministry of Defence is exploring how to better support armed forces personnel with more opportunities to adapt their service to meet their modern needs and aspirations.  It was recognised by the last Government, in its Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, that there was a need to: "make the changes necessary to enable our Armed Forces to work flexibly". This briefing provides the background to the Bill that seeks to enable forms of part-time service and limited geographic employment within the regular Armed Forces, ahead of the legislation reaching the House of Commons later in the year.