Ministry of Defence
Printable version E-mail this to a friend

Government scheme helps 3,000 veterans start a business

A government-backed initiative providing ex-Service personnel with the tools they need to get into business has now helped nearly 3,000 people over two years.

The 'Be the Boss' scheme was set up two years ago with £5m of funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is run by the Royal British Legion.

There are 1,420 people currently engaged in the scheme, with 2,905 people having entered the programme since it began. So far 88 businesses including fitness centres, locksmiths and plumbers have received funding and grants.

Full article, photos and related links


WiredGov Survey Report: How Are Public Sector Budget Cuts Hurting Talent Acquisition?