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Pvr - F.r.i Bonus Return

Old 5th Feb 2007, 17:44
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Pvr - F.r.i Bonus Return

Does anyone out there know of any threads with info on early PVR as spec aircrew and the repayment of the "many thousand quid" FRI bonus for a 5 year return of service. Basically if I leave after feb 2009 I pay nothing back, but leaving before will incurr penalties. Anyone with first (or second) hand experience. Will they claw back every penny, tax an'all.
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Old 5th Feb 2007, 19:37
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There's one nearby entitled 'Paying back FRI'

2 threads on the same day - has something happened?
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 04:05
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Very Helpful ratty.......
I have complete sympathy with anyone who comes to realise their loyalty to this chicken sh1t organization has been misplaced, whatever the satge they reach the conclusion.
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 07:42
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Cool FRI Repayment

OK Fella here's the score,

You take the FRI you are committing to a return of 5 years.

You decide to leave before that date the crown expects the whole sum (gross amount) returned to them directly.

You then have to go to the UK Military Tax office folk in Swansea and reclaim the tax you paid on that sum for that financial year, as you have had a change in circumstances for that financial period. Tax returns are considered "live" for 7 years post submission, so the Customs and Revenue bods will give you back the tax you have now overpaid, the net result is you will be no worse than if you had not taken the FRI, however you will undoubtedly have a few issues with the C&R eejits as, like all pussers and blanket stackers, it really is THIER money!!

Hope this helps,

C&R Tel No in Swansea is 0845 300 3949, somebody there will assist you I am sure as all they deal with in the office is Military Tax, you will not be the first to ask the question!

Hope it helps!

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Old 6th Feb 2007, 11:55
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Thanks mate that was most helpful........unlike the pathetic comment from ratty, pretty apt name huh!
Appreciate it
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 12:05
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So, are RON11 and humour the same person? It would appear so, seeing as humour signed off his last post as Ron. Oops.
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 12:15
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Ooops, sorry. No its just RON11, I just replied accidentally on someone elses comp.
Wont happen again.
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 20:43
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Nonetheless, three threads on PVR two fo which cover return of FRI would, one hopes, speak volumes to their airships et al. The rumours - ffs just tell us will you - of the next FRI seem to have created little appetite for a further five years service; once again, too little too late?
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 21:30
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Ron11, Ron11....still brings back memories of that Fenton 'Circle of Shame'....you rude man you!!!
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Old 7th Feb 2007, 09:05
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Does anyone know if you leave on a medical discharge whether the FRI would have to be repaid...?
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Old 7th Feb 2007, 09:20
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"Ron11, Ron11....still brings back memories of that Fenton 'Circle of Shame'....you rude man you!!!"

Would that be '40 short of heaven'?
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Old 7th Feb 2007, 18:22
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"Ron11, Ron11....still brings back memories of that Fenton 'Circle of Shame'....you rude man you!!!"

Would that be '40 short of heaven'?

Seems there are a lot of folk out there that know just a little too much for comfort. Knew it would all come back to bite me in the a*s* one day.
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 21:47
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I would assume that they would offer you employment in a ground job. I don't know if that would incur a corrsponding loss of pay, with reversion to Pay 2000 pay scales?
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 21:59
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RON11, whatever you pay back, lose in tax, gain in tax, or whatever, soon becomes a piddling amount compared to your earning potential outside. It's not difficult to become a beacon of inspiration in a sea of mediocrity outside, and you get paid for all that extra effort and expertise. Not a sweeping generalization, but based on a few years employing ex-mil types.
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Old 14th Feb 2007, 15:04
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Paying back FRI

feel free to message me for info, I'm further down the line than you but in the same situation. Worst case senario is you pay back the NET amount not the gross. Best senario you may pay back nothing.
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Old 14th Feb 2007, 15:39
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I totally agree with two's ins comments. I left when an FRI was "re-targeted", in plain English they stopped paying me an incentive to remain back in Mar 03. I PVR'd in Apr 03 and am now earning far more than I was before, for a lot less hours and no stress. If my company wants me to do it a favour by working beyond the norm I am handsomely compensated for it. We also now have a lot of ex-mil in my industry and they shine out far above the daily dross!
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Old 14th Feb 2007, 16:37
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That sounds like the sort of "Train Set" I could happily work for !

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