New Enterprise Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who received the new enterprise allowance have since reclaimed (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support as a lone parent and (c) employment and support allowance; and how many of these were (i) women and (ii) men.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department has made an assessment of the number of new enterprise allowance participants returning to any out-of-work benefit in the following published analysis. This suggests that 78% of people who started drawing the new enterprise allowance remained off benefit continuously for 12 months.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225167/NEA_benefit_status_ad-hoc_v3.pdf

The analysis is not available by type of benefit or by gender.

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