Stalham start-up owner criticises government enterprise support scheme

A start-up owner has criticised a government scheme designed to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground after it failed to help him secure finance. Tim Tarrant sought help from the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) to kickstart his fishing tackle sales and rental business, Hooked, in Stalham. But the former pet shop manager said he failed to secure a loan with his NEA business mentor’s help – leaving him with just a £65-per-week allowance from the scheme to buy stock.

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