Education and training services
Department for Work and Pensions | Published October 1, 2016 - Deadline November 4, 2016
New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) Phase 2 will build on the success of the current NEA scheme and act on the recommendations of the review undertaken by Michelle Mone. The current NEA scheme is designed to support DWP customers of working age move into self employment. It provides business advice and support, particularly business mentoring, to help out of work participants who want to move into self employment develop their business plan, start trading and offers further support in the first 52 weeks of trading. Extending this support further, NEA Phase 2 will include additional delivery requirements including offering support to already Self Employed people in receipt of Universal Credit (UC) who are already self employed and trading to develop a Business Development and Growth plan, with ongoing support for up to 52 weeks. NEA Phase 2 will be delivered from 3.4.2017, with an initial referral period of 2 years up to 31.3.2019 with these participants being supported on programme until 30.9.2020. DWP reserve the right to extend the contracts for up to a further 2 years subject to funding availability and performance.