The Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2021

December, 2021

This report details annual progress in each area of activity in support of the Armed Forces Covenant in the UK. This is the first annual report to specifically recognise veterans and the work being done to support the Armed Forces community, including veterans and their families.


This is the 10th Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report since its introduction as a statutory requirement in the Armed Forces Act 2011. It is also the first wholly joint and integrated report between the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) in the Cabinet Office. This year’s report has therefore been retitled as the Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report. It covers the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021, and it is the Government’s annual update to Parliament on delivery against both the Covenant (as it applies to Service personnel, veterans, their families and those who are bereaved) and the Strategy for our Veterans. The report covers actions that the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations have taken during the reporting period to deliver the Covenant and the Strategy across the UK – in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Full Reference

Ministry of Defence and Office for Veterans' Affairs, 2021. The Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2021.

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