We are starting a bonus scheme for this purpose. Those who enlist for six years and serve the full period will get a taxable bonus of £130. Those already serving on a shorter initial engagement will be able to qualify for a taxable bonus of £65 by extending their service for two years. The scheme does not apply to officers.
From my point of view, marriage is a great bugbear. It takes our people away. I am all for having a bonus which will encourage them to go the full length of their engagement.