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Civilian Operational Allowance

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2006, Official Report, column 622W, on the civilian operational allowance, what progress has been made on the introduction of a new allowance. (138786)

The new allowance was introduced with effect from 1 April 2007. It replaces the previous separate entitlement to claim overtime, travelling time, shift allowance, night duty, stand-by, recall and on-call allowances. All MOD civil servants deploying to operational theatres now receive a simplified allowance ‘package’ comprising a one-off pre-deployment grant and, during deployment, the operational deployment allowance and the operational working allowance.