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.

Fill in our form below to enquire

Or for more information about our dedicated business mentoring service:

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."
Sarah Niblock
“I never had the confidence to start my own business. But the support I received from my advisor was second to none. Starting a business really is hard work but I also have the benefit that it works around my other commitments. I already have more plans to ensure the success of Lots of Locks in the future. Thanks to PeoplePlus I now have the drive to succeed!”


To be eligible for the New Enterprise Allowance you MUST be in receipt of benefits.

Call 0161 507 6366 or email

For further information from the Department for Work & Pensions visit here.