New arrangements for Reservists

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Posted 16/01/2013

The Ministry of Defence is currently consulting with interested parties on proposed new arrangements for reservists. In future, the Government intends to seek far greater commitment from those serving in the Territorial Army, and the Maritime and Air Reserve forces. It is likely that Army reservists in particular will be liable to be called upon, sometimes at short notice, to serve in roles currently conducted by regular service personnel.

The Government recognises that its proposals will impact significantly upon employers and has proposed a new charter between employers and the Government.In return for the increased commitment which will be sought from employers, the Government proposes to provide increased support to them. For example, by providing a greater degree of certainty about when and for how long reservists will be required. The MOD also proposes that there should be greater consultation between military units and employers.

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has been participating in this consultation. Hywel Griffiths, Employment Partner in our Cambridge office, has a personal interest in the issue of reservists and has been serving on the ELA Consultation Working Group.   

If you have any queries about how the Government proposals will impact on you and your business, please contact Hywel Griffiths on 01223 431118 or by email:


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