Self-employment with the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA)

12 week Business Mentoring Programme – funded by the government.

We match you with a business advisor in your area who will guide you through the process of starting your own business; and developing a business plan.

Plus Financial Support of up to £1,274 is available in this scheme for each business owner.

PeoplePlus run the New Enterprise Allowance programme in the following areas:

  • * Greater Manchester
  • * Cheshire
  • * Birmingham
  • * Black Country and Solihull
  • * Gloucestershire
  • * Oxford
  • * Milton Keynes
  • * Devon & Cornwall
  • * Somerset & Avon
  • * Scotland

If you are in receipt of Government benefits, you could be eligible for this scheme.

Ask your work coach at the Job Centre to refer you for the New Enterprise Allowance.

Or for more information about our dedicated business mentoring service:

Fill in our form above or call 0161 507 6366

Customer Feedback

Andrew Gibson
“The NEA scheme is the best thing I’ve ever done.” He said. “When I went to PeoplePlus and told my business advisor Peter about the idea I had, he turned to me and said: ‘I have a good feeling about this.’ He was so helpful. He doesn’t think he helped much, but he did everything. He never once put up barriers or said I couldn’t do it.”
Martine Grainger
"Our Business Advisor, Naz Hassain, was very supportive. To be honest, he made the process of starting up quite easy. What I found particularly helpful was that whenever we got stuck with anything, we always knew that we could call Naz and he’d know what to do. When you are going into something new, it’s important to have someone like that on your side."
We run the New Enterprise Allowance programme on behalf of Jobcentre Plus. You must get a referral from your work coach in order to join this programme.