Key Policy

Ensure our armed forces personnel are properly supported, both during and post services



Corresponding Charter Article

C8. Internationalism

We will ensure that human rights are protected on a global basis. This will be sought through the United Nations and the UK will view war as a last resort and only in cases of imminent danger.


INT028 scrap the public sector pay cap, which resulted in a real-terms pay cut for our armed forces

INT029 ensure decent housing for forces members and their families, and guarantee better access for all forces children to good quality local schools
INT030 consult on creating a representative body for the armed forces, akin to the Police Federation
INT031 improve opportunities for veterans through access to lifelong learning and training, housing and mental and physical health services, and will seek greater consistency in the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant by public authorities
INT032 pay a lump sum of £50,000 to each surviving British nuclear-test veteran to support them and their families with the health conditions they have suffered as a result of exposure to radiation
INT035 procurement that supports UK defence manufacturing including our aerospace and shipbuilding, alongside a vibrant supply chain that includes the British steel industry and other component manufacturing companies providing good jobs throughout supply chains
INT036 publish a Defence Industrial Strategy White Paper, including a National Shipbuilding Strategy, that keeps all Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary shipbuilding contracts in the UK, to secure a long-term future for the industry and its workers
INT037 as part of our Green Industrial Revolution, we will create a Climate Change Sustainability Committee within the department to review the feasibility of increasing the use of sustainable energy in defence, and publish a strategy to accelerate the safe and