RYE MP Amber Rudd has welcomed new figures which show that 70 people in Rye and Hastings have been helped off benefits and are now running their own business, under the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme.
Amber said: “It’s excellent news that people in Rye have been helped to get off benefits and to realise their dream of starting their own businesses and being their own boss.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our community and vital to local jobs.”
She went on to say: “Each new job these businesses create is another family in the Rye area with the security of a regular pay packet.
“I hope that many more aspiring entrepreneurs in Rye and Hastings enquire at the job centre about support available to them through the New Enterprise Allowance.”
The allowance – which supports people on out of work benefits to start their own business – has helped more than 46,000 people across the country to set up successful businesses since it was introduced in April 2011. The support available to people starts with help from a business mentor to develop their business idea.