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Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Labour, Sefton Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people registered as unemployed who are eligible for the enterprise allowance (a) in Merseyside and (b) nationally.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The new enterprise allowance is available to unemployed people aged 18 and above who have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance (JSA) for six months or more and who are not on the Work programme.

In October, there were 11,010 people in Merseyside and 314,355 nationally aged over 18 who had been claiming JSA for six months or more. These figures include claimants who may have been referred to the Work programme and are therefore higher than the number of people actually eligible.

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