Official Statistics

New Enterprise Allowance: April 2011 to March 2014

New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) statistics from April 2011 to March 2014.


New Enterprise Allowance official statistics April 2011 to March 2014: tables

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New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) aims to help unemployed people claiming out of work benefits who wish to start up their own business. Participants in NEA work with a business mentor to develop their business idea. Once they have started trading and left benefits, they receive a weekly allowance.

These statistics record the number of people who have started working with a business mentor and who have started receiving the allowance. The main findings are:

  • 93,880 starts with an NEA business mentor
  • 46,000 have started trading, left benefits and started receiving the weekly allowance
Published 17 June 2014