Consultation outcome

The nation's commitment to the armed forces community

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government
This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Information about the progess of the government’s support for the armed forces.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

The summary sets out the broad themes that emerged from the responses and provides a detailed analysis of the views expressed on each of the consultation options. We would like to publicly thank all those who provided responses and took time to contribute to the consultation.

Original consultation


Exploration of ideas on how we might secure consistent and enduring support for the armed forces community.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

In July 2008, ‘The nation’s commitment: cross-government support to our armed forces, their families and veterans’ announced a strategy to improve the level of support given to service personnel, their families and veterans.

The paper contained 47 commitments on a range of welfare issues including healthcare, education and skills and employment opportunities. The good progress against these commitments was reported in ‘The nation’s commitment annual report’ in late 2009.

We wish to build on this work for the long term. Our vision is clear. It is a nation where, as a matter of routine, all services are provided to the armed forces community in a way that does not disadvantage them and provides special treatment where appropriate.


Published 3 July 2009