Jobcentre Plus

Programme name

New Enterprise Allowance providing business mentoring and financial support when moving off benefits into self employment

Information about the programme

New Enterprise Allowance

You may be able to get New Enterprise Allowance if you’re over 18 and you can show that you have a business idea that could work. You need to be getting one of the following benefits:

You’ll be given a business mentor, who will provide advice and support on:

Once you’ve made a business plan and it’s been approved, you can get:

  • a weekly allowance worth up to £1,274 over 26 weeks
  • a loan to help with start-up costs

You can get extra support through an Access to Work grant if you have a disability, health or mental health condition and you’re getting New Enterprise Allowance.

Talk to your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach for more information, if you are receiving benefits, it does not mean you cannot aim to become self-employed. Jobcentre Plus can give advice on whether your benefits will be affected and any other support available.

  • More information on going self-employed is available on the GOV.UK website
  • Is there a cost? No

Eligibility criteria for the programme

Jobcentre Plus will check eligibility and complete the appropriate forms


Mail :
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
Jobcentre Plus - 0345 604 3719

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