The Families Federation will be visiting RAF Marham (8th to 10th May 2013)

The purpose of the visit will be to meet both serving personnel and families in order to seek their views, the subject for this years visit being Pay and Allowances and Quality of Life.

All those who wish to will be given the opportunity to meet the team and to voice their views on the subjects under discussion which are used to inform MOD and other bodies at the highest levels.

Now in its 6th year of operation, the RAF Families Federation (RAF FF) has been asked to provide independent evidence again this year on a range of subjects to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB); the House of Commons Defence Committee; the New Employment Model project teams; and the Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group.

To ensure that the evidence they represent on behalf of families is up-to-date, accurate and balanced, the RAF FF
need our support in promoting their evidence-gathering activities both at unit level and on-line via their website. The focus of their interactive evidence-gathering activities in March, April and May will be around the subject of:

Pay, Allowances and Quality of Life. This survey will feed their independent report to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) later this year. Questions will build on previous years’ exploration of attitudes toward pay, allowances and pensions. They will also gather quality-of-life evidence on issues such as: separations due to operational commitments, debt management and our work-life balance. The AFPRB have confirmed the value of previous reports submitted by the RAF Families Federation and they have been asked to continue to provide such evidence to inform the work of the AFPRB in 2013.

The visit will be a great opportunity for personnel and their families to provide direct feedback to those of influence who are also empowered to make changes.