Late last year, some military charities suggested to BBC Newsbeat that not enough was being done by businesses to support those who have served in our Armed Forces.

The Mind Trust, Officer Association and Deloitte said there was a ‘big gap’between the promises made and reality of finding work after leaving the forces. A study conducted by the three organisations found that 87% of UK businesses knew about schemes available to support ex-military personnel but only 24% engage or have such a scheme.

Some time ago the Armed Forces Covenant was launch with the aim of ensuring that society acknowledges and understands those who have served and their families and make sure they are treated fairly and with respect. Many ex-military personnel have faced discrimination and the Covenant is in place to prevent this happening.

With the research and opinions shared above, is the Covenant working and is there more we could be doing?

Visit the original BBC Newsbeat article and hear the opinions of some ex-military personnel.

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