The centres’ advisers are being informed about the benefits in guidance prepared by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in collaboration with the British Franchise Association (BFA).
“We are committed to helping people off benefits and into work, and self-employment can be a great fit for some claimants,” said the DWP. “We are pleased to be working with the BFA to provide expert advice.”
Brian Smart,BFA director-general, commented: “The DWP has been extremely helpful in getting this important advice out to people. Franchising time and again proves itself to be a powerful way of helping people build successful new lives, but it is vital that they are armed with the right information to avoid any potential pitfalls from the start.
“The government has shown a commitment to reducing unemployment with the most recent numbers proving very positive. Jobcentre Plus has remained an important part of that process and we hope this additional resource will help continue the trend of decreasing unemployment.”
Ask for more information when you visit your local Job Centre Plus.