Simon Hart MP has welcomed the results from a Government scheme to help unemployed people start their own business.
The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme has supported 120 business start ups in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, while another 100 people have started working with a business mentor to develop their business idea. The NEA started in April 2011 to help connect unemployed people with a business mentor and get a business up and running.
Simon Hart MP said:
"The NEA has been a real success in helping people off benefits and to start their own business, we have one of the higher rates of take up in the whole of the UK."
"It's fantastic that there have been 120 business start-ups in (constituency) since 2011 thanks to the scheme. The NEA is giving people financial support to help them start their business and get through the tricky early months."
"It is helping thousands of would-be entrepreneurs get off benefits and back into work. We are backing those who have a business idea that can work and the can-do attitude to make it a success. The NEA is helping more people to realise their dreams in business and I hope more people will take it up."
Simon Hart MP
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