We are sorry to announce the cancellation of our 2020 AGM/Reunion for the reasons outlined in letter by Chairman, Geoff Heal.
We are unable to circulate the latest edition of the Force Magazine ‘Talk Through’ however it can be accessed on-line via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/talk-through-magazines
We are sorry to announce that Hoseasons and Cottages.com have terminated their agreement with us. The company have told us that owing to the coronavirus pandemic they have decided to rationalise their business and cease working with any partner that doesn’t meet certain volume thresholds.
The Charity for Civil Servants: here for you
The Charity for Civil Servants supports all civil servants, past and present, throughout their lives, when times are tough, listening without judgement and offering practical, financial and emotional support. And they really do help with whatever problems you may have.
In these challenging times we want to remind you that the Charity is here for you. All our wellbeing support has been brought together in one easy place, giving access to online help, wellbeing webinars, the Wellbeing Hub and DogBot.
We encourage people to sign up to receive regular updates and wellbeing content from us. Click here to sign up, and don’t forget to share this with colleagues.
You may find it helpful to visit the Charity’s website – www.foryoubyyou.org.uk – to find out more about its help and advisory services or to see how you can get involved; or call 0800 056 2424 for further information.
A reminder from our Membership Secretary that in addition to the Life Membership fee of £20, there is an annual contribution of £5 per family household payable to the association.
IMPORTANT: You could be owed a tax refund
If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much!
Over 1 in 3 taxpayers have paid more tax than they needed to after being given the wrong tax code by HMRC.
Checking you’ve been given the right tax code is even more important now, as there are new tax allowances that if you’re entitled to use them, could see you losing over £662 this year alone if you miss out.
If you wish to use this service, the main facts you need to know are:
• Your review is FREE if you do not get a tax refund
• For every £1 you get back off HMRC, you keep 62p (minimum fee £38*)
• You also keep ALL the money you save where you get a new tax code
To find out if you are due a refund click here
This is your hard earned money. Why let The Revenue keep it?
* If your refund is under £38, the minimum fee will be reduced to the same value as your refund so you have nothing more to pay.
Call The Tax Refund Company Customer Service Team on
0161 968 7345 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm) or see our FAQ’s at www.thetaxrefundcompany.co.uk/faqs
Staysure Travel Insurance
Members of the ROA now have the option of contacting Staysure Travel Insurance and getting a 20% Discount.
When contacting Staysure on 0800 804 8184 the Member should quote the code word “LOCAL“ and a 20% discount should be applied.