Saturday, September 30, 2023

MP quizzes minister on enterprise allowance

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP spoke on the floor of the house to ask the Employment Minister a question regarding enterprise allowances.

He asked: “The best way to deal with unemployment in my constituency is to build businesses, and I therefore welcome the introduction of the new enterprise allowance. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the allowance will provide unemployed people with mentoring, as well as financial support, to enable them to start their own businesses?”

Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)

“I can indeed confirm that. What makes the new enterprise allowance different from all its predecessor schemes is that it will offer people who are seeking to start new businesses specialist support from people who have been there and experienced enterprise. We want to see voluntary sector groups that already offer mentoring become part of the scheme, and we want experienced business people to come forward and become mentors, perhaps through their chambers of commerce. This could make a huge difference to getting people off benefits and into self-employment.”


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