While researching issues surrounding the Ovcerseas Operations Bill, I did some reading on UK War Pensions, where there seems to have been a failure meet promises. Here are my notes …
- Commons library briefing on pensions – https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn00568/, this looks at the change in the rules to allow all people in receipt of a War Widow(er)s’ Pension in April 2015 to keep it for life (regardless of remarriage or cohabitation) and at the campaign for reinstatement of pensions already surrendered.
- War widows association FAQs here re the pension as compensation rather than an occupational pension – https://www.warwidows.org.uk/faq/
- Smith is a case on suing for compensation – Smith and others (FC) (Appellants) v The Ministry of Defence (Respondent) they need to prove negligence by the MoD.
- The consultation documents re compensation explain the position, direct link here – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/919730/20161128-Consultation_document_death_and_injury_compensation_scheme.pdf