MP Michael Moore has welcomed news that 260 Borders entrepreneurs have had support from a government scheme to help create new Scottish businesses.
The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) helps people on jobseekers allowance, lone parents and people on sickness benefits who want to start their own businesses. They get expert advice from a business mentor who will help develop their idea and write a business plan.
If the plan is approved, they are eligible for financial support payable as a weekly allowance.
Mr Moore said:“It’s great to see that this UK Government scheme has helped budding entrepreneurs in the Borders set up their own businesses.
“The Liberal Democrats are working in government to enable people start up their own business quickly and easily.
“By giving entrepreneurs the chance to get on in life we are strengthening our economy which is good for local jobs and our community as a whole.”