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Government Signs £300m Deal To 'Transform' IT Services For Military Personnel

The deal is aimed at keeping serving personnel and veterans "fully relevant and up-to-date", according to the Ministry of Defence.

Anonymous shot of sailors sailing into Portsmouth on HMS Queen Elizabeth 041219 CREDIT ROYAL NAVY

The Government has signed a £300 million deal to "transform" IT services for military personnel.

The contract is the biggest of its kind in Europe and will benefit millions of people, according to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

It is designed to give serving personnel, reservists and veterans better access to pension and pay information, as well as HR and other administrative services.

The MOD said the investment will see the development of smartphone accessible web pages, as well as an improved Veterans Portal.

Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, said: "Providing our veterans and serving personnel with first-class pay and pension services is only right considering what they have done and continue to do every day for our country."

The contract, signed by Hertfordshire based Shared Service Connected Ltd, will help keep personnel and veterans "fully relevant and up-to-date", the MOD said.

The seven-year agreement is part of the Modernising Defence Programme.

Cover Image: Royal Navy personnel on board aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (Picture: Royal Navy).

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