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Army: Incentives

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what conditions a British Army recruit is eligible for a Golden Hello pay bonus. (124496)

[holding answer 5 March 2007]: “Golden hellos” are incentives paid to aid recruitment into specific branches of the Army where there are manning shortfalls. Recipients may be direct entrants or internal transferees. To qualify, an individual must be a UK passport holder and possess the academic or vocational qualifications required by the trade/branch they are seeking to join.