Support for UK Veterans


This briefing paper details the support available to Armed Forces Veterans in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


The Annual Population Survey of Veterans residing in Great Britain and the Census 2011: Working Age UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in England & Wales produced by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) provide a range of statistics about the veteran community. The MOD estimated in January 2019 that there were 2.23 million UK Armed Forces veterans residing in Great Britain, and that this will fall to 1.64 million by 2028. Whilst the overall number of veterans residing is projected to decrease, the percentage of veterans of working age is projected to increase from 37% in 2016 to 44% by 2028.

Full Reference

Kulakiewicz, A. et. al. (2020). Support for UK veterans. House of Commons Library. [online]