I am upset that the government are still claiming that the Armed Forces Covenant is written into law, a statute. This is a half truth? No, it is an outright lie! The Armed Forces Act 2011 only calls for an annual report to Parliament on the effectiveness of the Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant is not established nor enshrined in statute in the UK.
It is necessary to incorporate the Military Covenant into law so that it stands alone and represents both active and veteran armed forces personnel and their families. It should simply be called;
THE MILITARY COVENANT ACT 2017.
It should contain sections on; education, schools, resettlement, health, housing, benefits, pensions, finance, legal aid and local government. Not limited to or only these sections. It should be an act with teeth as voluntary action is a post code lottery. It should be simple and effective, encompassing a wide circle of activity to reflect the sacrifices made by these men and women.