New Enterprise Allowance: start your own business information

New Enterprise Allowance (NEA): videos, case studies and promotional material about helping unemployed people become self-employed.

Webinar: New Enterprise Allowance and starting a business – information and guidance from DWP and HMRC

Register and find out more:

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:30pm to 13:30pm

Do you have a good idea for a business?

New Enterprise Allowance could give you money and support to help you start your own business. You need to be receiving certain benefits and have a business idea that could work.

Watch how Amanda went from thinking about self-employment to starting up her own business with support from the NEA.

Changing Futures Together: Amanda turned her life around

Get started with NEA

Speak to your jobcentre work coach – they will explain how the NEA scheme could help you. They will also tell you about the support volunteer business mentors offer in the early months of trading.

If you’re not eligible you may still be able to get other help with setting up a business.

More about NEA and the people it’s helped so far

Watch our NEA videos – see the inspiring journeys of other budding entrepreneurs going from unemployed to becoming their own boss with the support of NEA.

You can also follow #getbritainworking to keep up to date with the latest on NEA.

Find out about other government support for small businesses and read about those who have already benefited from it at the Business is GREAT website

Become a mentor

Do you have the skills and knowledge that could help someone become their own boss?

Read about being a mentor and how to get involved with NEA.


  1. New Enterprise Allowance promotional videos

    • Promotional material