Modernised Accommodation Offer (Previously New Accommodation Offer)

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Starting from March 2024, the MOD will begin introducing a new accommodation offer for our armed forces.


Starting from March 2024, the MOD will begin introducing a modernised accommodation offer for our armed forces.

The planned changes are intended to modernise accommodation entitlements, improve the standard of Single Living Accommodation, support for home ownership and update the overseas accommodation offer.

What is happening as part of the Modernised Accommodation Offer

The introduction of the offer will lead to the following changes:

Support for weekly commuters

Waivers of Single Living Accommodation charges will be extended so that all personnel who have a Privately Maintained Property or retained Service Family Accommodation (SFA) will receive a waiver, in accordance with current single Service rules irrespective of rank, age or marital status. Service personnel that benefit from the existing Single Living Accommodation waivers will continue to pay nothing.

New standards in Single Living Accommodation

A minimum standard for Single Living Accommodation has been agreed and we have been assessing the entire Single Living Accommodation estate to understand where rooms are currently failing to meet this. This is now informing where investment is needed.

Increased support to buy a home

We have already made Forces Help to Buy a permanent part of our accommodation policy and, under the modernised accommodation offer, we will offer further support for Service personnel becoming a first home at a new assignment, refunding up to £1,500 of their legal expenses.

Improving the overseas accommodation offer

While the Modernised Accommodation Offer will begin its roll out in the UK, we are already looking at how to roll out as much of it as possible overseas, beginning with pilots at selected locations. Overseas accommodation policy will also be broken out from UK policy to make it easier to understand and allow it to consider the different realities of living in other countries (such as where air conditioning is more important than loft insulation).

What do you need to do

More information on the application process will follow in due course.


For more information contact: [email protected]