That according to the MoD:
More support for armed forces unsung heroes
3 October 2013
Hundreds of armed forces families are launching small businesses thanks to a programme aimed at supporting our service personnel.The annual armed forces continuous attitude survey enables the Ministry of Defence to listen to the concerns of military personnel and their husbands, wives and children.
This year’s results showed that one of the key worries for service personnel was being unhappy with the effect of military life on their partner’s career.
Over the past year, MOD has been working hard in partnership with some of Britain’s biggest companies, including HSBC, to address this, and many members of armed forces families are already reaping the benefits of the ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’ dependants’ business start-up programme.
The dependants’ business start-up programme was launched in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton in June last year, and was one of the successful bids for money from the £35 million Libor fund made available by the Prime Minister.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:
Our armed forces and their families give so much to our country, so it is only right that we ensure they are supported as much as possible....