New Enterprise Allowance

The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) Scheme is a Jobcentre Plus-funded programme to help unemployed people (claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance for a minimum of 6 months) to start their own business or to become self-employed. You must be seen by a Jobcentre Plus advisor, so if you believe you’re eligible then please ask to be referred.

If you are eligible, then an appointment will be arranged for you at the Jobcentre where you sign-on. You will need to follow a particular pathway in order to satisfy certain requirements of the scheme and this is explained below:

So, if you’re currently claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance, and if you believe you’re eligible to attend this scheme, then talk to your Jobcentre Plus advisor about an appointment.

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