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Difficult to fight for ‘Queen & Country’ while thinking about your family living in sub-standard housing

A Public Accounts Committee report says Government must take decisive action now to improve the accommodation service provided to Armed Forces families.  In the Committee's report, it concludes the MoD and contractor CarillionAmey are "badly letting down service families" by providing them with poor accommodation and often leaving them without basic requirements.

The Committee describes CarillionAmey's performance as "totally unacceptable" and says it is right that the MoD is considering terminating the contract.  In some cases, warns the Committee, frustration with the failure to carry out repairs "may be driving some highly trained personnel to leave the military, wasting the investment made in them".

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