Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Rail cards available to UK Forces veterans

The government has launched a veterans’ travel card, offering former service personnel discounted rail fares.

The cards, available from November 11th this year – Armistice Day – will be offered to more than a 830,000 veterans.

The decision fulfils a Government manifesto pledge to help former men and women who have served their country.

Advertisement

The new Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) also offers support in employment and skills. Health and well-being, housing, and finance.

Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden said:

“Our new action plan will help to make the UK the best place in the world for veterans.

“The Office for Veterans’ Affairs will drive the plan from the heart of government, working to help veterans on jobs, housing and health, through better data and a more joined up approach.”

The Veterans Railcard, costs £21 – rising to £30 after an initial period – and allows the 830,000 eligible veterans a third off their fares.

 

Comments

Latest Tweets

London Globe

Police take down iSpoof scam website that’s defrauded hundreds of millions of pounds from unsuspecting victims. london-globe.com/united-kingd… zpr.io/iEJ6GeBwuE49 #news #londonglobe #unitedkingdom

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Business

The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...