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Defence bosses spent £83m final yr on non-public college for officers’ youngsters however simply £78m on troopers with PTSD

Defence bosses spent £83m last year on private school  for officers’ kids but just £78m on soldiers with PTSD


DEFENCE bosses spent extra final yr on non-public college charges for officers’ youngsters than in a decade on troopers with PTSD.

Campaigners have hit out on the “elite schooling perks” offered by the MoD at taxpayers’ expense.

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Final yr, the scheme paid for ten youngsters to attend £42,500-a-year Eton[/caption]

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Army High Brass final yr paid out £83m on education final yr, however simply £78million in ten years to three,515 fighters struggling with post-traumatic stress dysfunction[/caption]

They forked out £83million to subsidise education in 2020, however simply £78million in ten years to three,515 fighters struggling with post-traumatic stress dysfunction.

Some 2,980 army personnel used the MoD’s Continuity of Training Allowance scheme to pay for 4,430 college locations.

It funds 90 per cent of charges, with dad and mom paying the remaining.

Final yr, the scheme paid for ten youngsters to attend £42,500-a-year Eton.

One other ten went to £38,250-per-year Gordonstoun in Scotland.

The largest subsidy to a single household was £107,541.

Most money goes to youngsters of top-rank personnel.

Some 890 kids of “Rank 4” officers — a Main within the Military — profit.

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John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, stated: ‘Taxpayers shall be stunned by the price of these elite schooling perks’[/caption]

Solely 40 youngsters of lowest-ranked employees — equal to an Military non-public — used the scheme.

It was put in place so youngsters might stay on the similar college when their dad and mom had been posted elsewhere.


John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, stated: “Taxpayers shall be stunned by the price of these elite schooling perks.

“It’s high quality to present somebody 90 per cent of an organization automobile however that doesn’t imply 90 per cent of a Lamborghini.”

The MoD stated: “We provide assist to all personnel to assist keep steady schooling and supply stability for youngsters.”