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Enterprise Allowance Helps Former Benefits Claimants

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7:55am 28th March 2014

A government scheme's helped more than 200 unemployed people in Dorset get off benefits by starting their own business.

The New Enterprise Allowance, which was launched in 2011, to give mentoring and money to people on Jobseeker's Allowance, lone parents or those claiming sickness benefits.

In West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland it's helped create 20 new businesses.

120 were created in neighbouring Bournemouth.

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