Funding helps new businesses set up

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Around 2,000 businesses a month have been set up over the past year by people moving from claiming benefits to being their own boss with help from a Government scheme, new figures have shown.

The New Enterprise Allowance has led to 46,000 ventures being launched, ranging from a college for children with learning difficulties and a vintage clothes shop to a drama school and gas engineering firm.