Many of the people here in the office at Swift have close family and relatives who are currently serving in the armed forces or are veterans; so the decision to sign up to the armed forces covenant was an easy one to make for us. We see this as a trust-based promise between us and the armed forces community. This covenant is the building of a relationship based on keeping our pledges through discipline and integrity.
The freedoms that we all enjoy every day in the UK are in large part because of the sacrifices that our brave men and women in the armed forces have made for us over the years; it’s up to society to try and repay that debt in any way it can. We are going to do our part to make sure that nobody who has served faithfully to protect our nation will be disadvantaged when they re-join us civvys in the workplace.
When the opportunity arises, we will employ and encourage our partners in business to employ veterans.
What does this armed force covenant mean practically for us?
We will seek to uphold the principles of the covenant be doing the follow 5 actions where possible.
- Promote the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation, that we are here to help armed forces personnel receive tax refunds they are entitled to.
- Strive to support the employment of service spouses and partners.
- Offer support to local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools where possible; we will provide free tax information to help.
- We aim to actively participate in Armed Forces Day which we will actively promote on our website and social media platforms.
- We will offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces community in the form of half price tax refunds compare to our rivals.
To view our full armed forces covenant documents signed by our managing director Rob Jones visit the armed forces covenant website HERE. We are acutely aware that there are many armed forces men and women who are unaware that they have the right to a tax refund and are missing out so if your one of those people and would like to know if you qualify simple fill in our quick questionnaire by following this LINK and we will be in touch.