New Enterprise Allowance (2)

Unemployed & Starting a business?      NEW ENTERPRISE ALLOWANCE (2) - NEA



your NEA (2) Welcome Guide (click here or see below) 


NEA (2) is co-financed by the Department for Work & Pensions in partnership with the European Union Social Fund.


Ixion is the biggest single organisation in the UK in the DWP/JCP NEA programme (Ixion has helped c 12,000 unemployed people start up their business)

Ixion has won 3 contracts to deliver the New Enterprise Allowance (2) in; London (South/East) , London West/North and also South East England.


If you’re getting Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) or perhaps on Universal Credit ( and have already started your business) and you believe that you have a viable business idea or you want it to grow, you can apply for New Enterprise Allowance (2) support.

Speak to Your Jobcentre Plus work coach adviser who can tell you about the help we provide to support your business venture, ask them to refer you to the Ixion New Enterprise Allowance (2) team.

You’ll be given access to a volunteer business mentor (from Shaw Trust), who will provide; advice and support on becoming self-employed, setting up your business, starting to trade and continued support during the initial trading period and over the 52 weeks of sustainment on the programme. You can also access online Mentors via Ixion's own Mentor Hive (, ask your Broker for the access code.


To Volunteer as a FACE-TO-FACE Mentor with Shaw Trust .....CLICK HERE (for London, Beds, Herts, Essex & Kent)


  • Welcome Guide (download leaflet)

Be sure to download a copy of our New Enterprise Allowance (2) welcome guide if you would like some for more information




Developing Your Enterprise (DYE) 4 day Course

You may be able to access via Ixion our Fully Funded 4 day DYE Course (Developing Your Enterprise) Course, ask for details


To find out more, speak to your JCP Advisor:

All that you need is to: currently be on job seekers allowance, have a viable business idea, a passion to be an entrepreneur and want to start-up your own business or on Universal Credits and already started your business:


Call: 0845 200 1057