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Jobseekers become their own boss, says government

More than 26,000 new businesses have been set up under a Government scheme aimed at helping jobseekers become their own boss.

The two-year-old New Enterprise Allowance was behind a huge number of ventures, ranging from internet games designers to gourmet chocolate companies, said the Department for Work and Pensions.

Employment Minister Mark Hoban told BBC News, "People can unleash their potential and get into work" and gave some further examples of some of the start ups.

  • 21 Aug 2013
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