New Enterprise Allowance (NEA): start your own business

Delivered by HM Government

Do you have a good idea for a business?

NEA 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 Razan became an award winning entrepreneur with the help of NEA.

Get started with NEA

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

Find out more about New Enterprise Allowance eligibility and how to apply.

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

Find out more