BENEFITS Questions Answered

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I am currently on Job Seekers Allowance is there anything that can help me start a business?

Yes, at the moment the Employment Service operate 'Work Based Learning' through a number of local training providers which can allow you (subject to certain conditions) to start a business and remain on JSA - plus an additional £10.00 per week for a period of up to 13 weeks. This allows you to develop your business in safety - check with your local Employment Service for details. (click here for more information). Alternatively, if you aged 18 - 24 and have been unemployed for more than 6 months, you may be eligible for New Deal Self Employed Option (click here for more information)