I was helped to make a career out of my artistic talents.

Tracie Peisley, founder of Peisley Originals

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Tracie used to go to her job interviews with a heavy heart, but when she heard about the New Enterprise Allowance her career prospects changed. “The mentor at PeoplePlus has been fantastic. He made me realise I could make a career out of my artistic talent.”

What is the New Enterprise Allowance?

New Enterprise Allowance is a Government scheme designed to support your move into self-employment with mentoring support and financial assistance in the form of a weekly allowance for a total 26 weeks.

The weekly allowance of £65 is paid for the first 13 weeks of trading followed by a £33 allowance per week for the remaining 13 weeks.

We deliver the eight-week business training scheme in Scotland, Wales, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and East London on behalf of the Government to help you develop a business plan and launch your business.

Are you eligible?

You can access the New Enterprise Allowance if you’re aged 18 and over and you are claiming:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support as a lone parent
  • Employment and Support Allowance, if you’re in the work-related activity group

How to be referred

If you are interested in joining the New Enterprise Allowance scheme please contact your Job Centre who will check your eligibility and if agreed suitable they will refer you directly to us. You will then be allocated a personal Business Advisor who will be able to discuss the scheme further with you.

For further information please visit the New Enterprise Allowance info page on the Government website.

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