Starting or running your own business!!

You may be able to get New Enterprise Allowance to help you:


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Start your own business,develop your business, if you’re already self-employed.

You could get mentoring and a grant to help you start your own business through New Enterprise Allowance.

You may be eligible if you’re over 18 and either:

You or your partner get Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.
If you get Income Support and you’re a lone parent, sick or disabled.

What you’ll get !!

You’ll get a mentor who’ll give you advice and support to help you set up your business and start to trade.

Once you’ve made a business plan that your mentor has approved, you may get a weekly allowance worth up to £1,274 over 26 weeks.

You can apply for a loan to help with start-up costs

How to get New Enterprise Allowance

Talk to your Jobcentre Plus work coach. They’ll check your business idea and help you if you’re eligible.

Developing your business
If you’re self-employed and getting Universal Credit, you may be able to:

Get a mentor who’ll give you advice and support to help you develop your business.

Contact our website business advisor by writing to

Apply for a start-up loan if your business is less than 2 years old

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To find out if you’re eligible for New Enterprise Allowance, get in touch with your Jobcentre Plus work coach or the Universal Credit helpline.

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