Refugees are more likely to be self-employed in the UK. This scheme gives them business training

Sky News reports the impact of the refugee pilot scheme and it’s continuing success

After its success, three of the four bodies who delivered the workshops have secured a collective £1.7m to expand the pilot locations.

The Centre for Entrepreneurs, which oversaw the project, hopes to help a further 585 refugees over the course of the next 18 months.

Matt Smith, policy director at the centre, said: “We had 112 people who went through the programme, 25% of them launched during the pandemic and 40% were preparing to afterwards.”

The Centre for Entrepreneurs says the pilot proves that tailored business support for refugees work, and is now calling for it to go further.

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