YTKO Group’s delivery of the government’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme across Wessex has been extended and increased, with funding more than doubled by JobCentre Plus until the end of 2013 due to our outstanding success to date.
Since September 2011, our team has helped 455 people to start new businesses in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset (excluding Bath and Northeast Somerset). That’s one new job every day, including the weekends!
More than 8,000 businesses have been created across the UK as a result of the scheme since it started. Further changes also mean that anyone can apply from the first day that they claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). Previously, jobseekers needed to be in receipt of JSA for 13 weeks before being eligible for referral to the scheme. The government is aiming for a total of 40,000 new businesses to be created by the end of 2013.