A new scheme to give budding market stall traders who are unemployed a chance to start their own business has been launched in Harrow.
The Xcite Markets initiative, launched by Harrow Council, gives anyone in the borough who has been unemployed for less than six months and receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance, lone parents and those on income support the support to test their idea.
The programme gives the would-be traders access to markets to try and sell them, with start-up support, expert advice and financial planning guidance also available.
The idea behind the scheme is that it could move people from Jobseeker’s Allowance to the New Enterprise Allowance, launched by the Government last year to give start-up funding for viable business plans submitted by unemployed people.
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