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New Enterprise Allowance

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Help to start and run your own business

PeoplePlus ran the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme successfully until the contract ended in 2022. It was a programme that provided mentoring, advice and financial support to those in receipt of benefits who want to start a business.

While this programme is no longer taking new referrals, we were proud to have a considerable impact on over 100,000 people for whom we helped to set up in business. 

The programme helped with:

  • Business planning
  • Legal matters
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • Start-up courses

The programme was delivered in:

  • Greater Manchester
  • Cheshire
  • Birmingham
  • Black Country and Solihull
  • Bath
  • Gloucestershire
  • Bristol
  • Devon & Cornwall
  • Somerset
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Frome
  • Scotland

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We’ve helped more than 100,000 people to set up new businesses