Income tax exemption for Armed Forces accommodation allowances announced

Autumn Budget 2017: The government has announced the introduction of an income tax and national insurance contribution (NIC) exemption for accommodation allowances for Armed Forces personnel.
The exemption will apply to certain allowances paid to personnel for renting or maintaining accommodation in the UK private market.
The exemption is to support the Ministry of Defence’s aim to provide a more flexible, attractive and better value-for-money approach to accommodation.
In his Spring Budget 2017, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the government’s intention to consult on proposals to bring the tax treatment of employer-provided accommodation, board and lodgings up to date, considering when accommodation should be exempt from tax.