Hi folks,

Last week saw the formation of the UK’s Space Command on 1 April. Easy to write this off as an April Fool but it actually looks pretty interesting. This at a time when ground troop numbers are being cut to record lows is an interesting move – as always we will keep a close eye on how it turns out.
 
A National Insurance contributions holiday for businesses who employ Armed Forces veterans comes into force with the new financial year and could be great news for ex-mil job seekers. Watch an interview with Johnny Mercer here.
 
We hope this doesn't apply to many of you but an interesting piece for veterans who may be concerned about exposure to asbestos was published this week.

Elsewhere, last week we saw a welcome break from the constant churn of news with April Fool's Day. There's a round-up of some of the best here

Finally, with things generally picking up in the job market, we've got lots of roles on offer, so please log in and check your details on our site to make sure they are up to date and don't forget that there is lots of advice and support on our blog

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Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

National Insurance Tax Relief For Businesses Employing Veterans 'Significant Moment', Minister Says
 
Top Gear presenters race 'midlife crisis cars' at Wiltshire racetrack and MoD Lyneham
 
U.K. Study Reports on Experiences of Veterans With Mesothelioma
 
Globetrotting Army officer honoured for life-saving work in Africa
 
Italian officer 'caught selling secrets to Russia'
 
Chocolate bar given to troops during the Boer War is found untouched in a helmet case 121 years later
 
Enhanced Learning Credits, Further and Higher Education scheme changes for veterans
 
Ministry of Defence will fuel aircraft with algae as part of plans to make Royal Navy, Army and RAF 'green and stealthy'
 
Technological innovation within the military will be a cultural and ethical challenge
 
RAF veteran John Wilcock zooms around his park on rollerskates and a wheeled zimmer frame – aged 89
 
MOD launches film to urge public to Respect the Range
 
Government expands military benefits in response to Selous Report
 
Pendine: Worker injured in 'serious incident' at firing range
 
British Troops Fighting Fire In Kenya
 
UK Defence Secretary’s 2030 vision for the nation’s armed forces
 
Red Arrows are grounded after Royal Navy Hawk jet crash caused by suspected engine failure as two pilots recover in hospital
 
Charity for veterans wound up after serious mismanagement by trustees
 
UK Defence Secretary sets out 2030 vision for armed forces

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