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Females: New Businesses

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 905166, tabled on 22 July 2020

What steps the Government is taking to support female entrepreneurs after the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

22 July 2020

For those already self-employed, the Department for Work and Pensions has temporarily removed the minimum income floor, and HM Treasury has introduced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

For those wanting to start a new business, the DWP New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme offers dedicated, specialised support to those entering into, or wanting to grow their business.

Since 2011, the NEA has supported over 54,000 women to set-up a new business.

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