Since 2011, a UK government Ministry, the Dept for Work and Pensions (DWP), has offered unemployed people a means of financing their own business start ups.This initiative is known as the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme. Although the DWP proclaims that tens of thousands of businesses have been set up under NEA, the actual nature and profitability/sustainability rate of these new businesses has not been fully-disclosed.
The DWP has set out a list of general rules for applicants and explains that certain jobs offered on a self-employed basis are excluded from the NEA scheme. Business plans which might bring the DWP into 'disrepute' have also been excluded.
I'm not the only person to have noticed that social media has been infested with British 'MLM' recruiters all boasting that it is possible for unemployed persons to obtain NEA for the purpose of starting 'MLM businesses.'
David Brear (copyright 2017)