A better deal for serving and former members of the Armed Forces is being delivered by Ipswich Borough Council after a review.
The Council’s Executive meeting on 4 October will formally approve its response to the Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee outlining improvements which have been made to:
A dedicated Council webpage has also been set up to provide information to veterans and which includes a directory of voluntary and community sector support advice as well as guidance on benefits and Council Tax.
Councillor Alasdair Ross, Armed Forces Champion and Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Community Protection and Health, says:
"I would like to thank the councillors and officers who participated in this review. Our current and former service men and women deserve our recognition and support. I am pleased that we can play our part and enhance our support through these recommendations."
Councillor Liz Harsant, Strategic Overview & Scrutiny Chair, says:
“It’s great that we in Ipswich have been able to extend our already good offer to our service men and women, both current and former. I welcome these proposed improvements to the iCard, job interviews and other employment standards.”
Photo – Grafton House, Ipswich Borough Council. Photo Credit – Ipswich Borough Council