Treasury written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 18 paragraph 3 of HM Government publication, The Strategy For Our Veterans, published in November 2018, what steps he is taking to ensure that veterans leave the armed forces with sufficient financial education, awareness and skills to be financially self-supporting and resilient; and what amount of funding he has allocated to the 2028 outcome.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Strategy for our Veterans and a Consultation Paper were published on 14 November and debated in both Houses on 15 November. The Consultation Paper seeks public views to inform how the Government will implement the strategy. Following conclusion of the consultation period in February 2019, implementation plans will be developed by each relevant service provider, along with individual costings which will fall across Government. Once implementation options have been agreed, the resource required to implement the Strategy for our Veterans will be agreed between Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board members, which includes the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

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