Reserve Forces: Payments

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116554, how many members of the Army Reserve qualified for their annual bounty in the years (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of ex-regulars who have joined the Ex-Regular Commitment Bonus Scheme over the past five Financial Years (FY) is shown below:

FY 2013-14

FY 2014-15

FY 2015-16

FY 2016-17

FY 2017-18

(As of 1 Oct 17)






As of 1 October 2017, 11% (3,235) of the total Army Reserve (30,330) were members of the Regular to Reserve Bonus Scheme. Data on the number of these personal who have left the Army Reserve over this period is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.


  • These figures are single Service estimates and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics. For presentational purposes, the figures have been rounded to 10.
  • The figures above are for both officers and soldiers on the scheme.
  • Not all ex-regulars in the Army Reserve are eligible or chose to join the ex-regular commitment Bonus Scheme. Some may join and then leave the scheme, having received only some or even no payments.

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