Careers and Training

Self Employment

Self Employment

Working for yourself
Self employment

Self-employment can be a great way to earn money doing something you love, in a way that fits in with your other commitments and lifestyle.

There is support available locally to help you start up and the government website tells you everything you need to know about self-employment, plus what financial assistance you can receive.

GOV.UK

GOV.UK

Find out all you need to know about self-employment, including your obligations and what assistance you can receive.

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Access 2 Business

Access 2 Business

Access 2 Business provides services supporting residents to access employment and self-employment.

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Kick Off in Business

Kick Off in Business

A free business start-up support service available to everyone, including online courses.

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New Enterprise Allowance

New Enterprise Allowance

If you are interested in self-employment, the DWP offers support to start your own business. To be eligible, you need to be claiming Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance and have a viable business plan. A mentor will support you to set up your business and start to trade, and you may be eligible for benefits for 26 weeks after, as well as start-up loans. Speak to your Work Coach to be referred. Follow this link for more information.

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Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

For young people aged 16-30, offering support to get into a variety of sectors through programmes with guaranteed work experience, opportunities to build confidence and improve employment prospects, and to pursue self-employment.

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