Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Change of Procedure for BFG Good Conduct Certificate on Returning to the UK

Individuals returning to the UK from BFG, and looking for employment 
or volunteer opportunities working with children or vulnerable adults
 may be asked by prospective employers to provide a “Good Conduct 
Certificate” for the period covering their stay in Germany. This is also
 likely to happen if you are applying for a further/higher education
 course or to join the Armed Forces. If there’s a possibility that you
 may fall into any of these categories you should read on.

Previously the HQ BFG Employment Disclosure Office (EDO) was 

able to produce a Good Conduct Certificate, however the process 
was quite protracted and it could take several months to conduct
 the necessary checks with the relevant authorities. A service was
 also provided by the Criminal and Traffic Offences Branch. These
 services are now being withdrawn and applications to the EDO 
on a BFG form 33G will no longer be accepted from Friday 18th
 September onwards.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Have You Downloaded 'MOD ICE' The JCCC App?


Does your family know who to contact in the Military
if you are faced with an emergency at home? 

Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate
Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the
most common types of family emergency and how JCCC 
can help. 

Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, 
download and follow key messages. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Employment Support - Recruit for Spouses

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015

New Changes to Consumer Rights from 1 October

Consumer law is changing on 1 October 2015, as the
Consumer Rights Act comes into force. The changes will cover:
  • what should happen when goods are faulty
  • unfair terms in a contract
  • what happens when a business is acting in a way 
which isn’t competitive
  • written notice for routine inspections to be given
 by public enforcers, such as Trading Standards
  • greater flexibility for public enforcers to respond 
to breaches of consumer law, such as seeking redress for
consumers who have suffered harm
As well as these changes there are 2 new areas of law covering:
  • what should happen when digital content (eg. online 
films, games, e-books) is faulty - the act now gives 
consumers a clear right to repair or replacement
  • how services should match up to what has been
 agreed, and what should happen when they do not or 
when they are not provided with reasonable care and skill
(eg giving some money back if it is not practical to bring
the service into line with what was agreed)
Because of the act, the law will be clearer and easier to
understand, meaning that consumers can buy and 
businesses can sell to them with confidence. On the rare
occasions when problems arise, they will be able to sort
out disputes more quickly and cheaply. The changes are 
relevant to all consumers and every business which sells
 directly to consumers.

Information extracted from  An explanation 
of the changes is also available via this article on