The white paper measures being unveiled by the Defence Secretary today are expected to make it easier for Army reservists to balance their military duties with their normal jobs.
Their current conditions are as follows:
- Expected to commit to between 19 and 27 days a year
- Paid around £35 for each day
- Expected to attend training in their own free time
- Entitled to a tax-free "bounty" of up to £2,100 for meeting time quota
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