Issue - meetings
Armed Forces Act 2021
Meeting: 12/07/2022 - Cabinet (Item 22)
As detailed in the recommendation.
Councillor Mullin introduced the item and explained that Flintshire County Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) in July 2013. The Covenant was a promise from the nation to those who currently served, or had served, in the armed forces to ensure they were treated fairly, along with their families.
The Armed Forces Act 2021 enshrined the AFC into law, placing a legal obligation of public bodies to prevent services personnel, reservists, veterans and their families being disadvantaged when accessing public services.
The Chief Executive explained that Section 8 of the Armed Forces Act 2021 was expected to come into force in Autumn 2022 and introduced a duty in Housing and Education to have “due regard” to the principles of the AFC.
That the forthcoming legislation and implications for Housing and Education be noted.