Momentic and the Fair Start Scotland Scheme

Momentic are the chosen specialist self-employment provider for the Fair Start Scotland programme in Scotland (South West, East and North East of Scotland). We’ve got over 20 years of experience in delivering to a wide range of public/private sector clients. We provide high quality self-employment expertise and coaching to help individuals gain sustainable self-employment.

Fedcap, through its StartScotland partnership, delivers Scottish Government’s Fair Start Scotland devolved employability service in three areas covering Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire; Edinburgh, Fife, Lothian and Borders; Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

What is Fair Start Scotland?

Scotland’s devolved employment support service Fair Start Scotland provides 12-18 months of tailored, flexible pre-employment support to people who want help to find and stay in fair and sustainable work, or self-employment, it is also a voluntary programme meaning participants decide if they want to take part

As part of our remit, we give up to 12 months of tailored self-employment support for each client, based on their individual needs.

This includes high quality self-employment expertise and coaching to help individuals gain sustainable self-employment. We also help to break down barriers that may be holding people back from taking that step.

Our Fair Start service is delivered through seminars, courses, one-to-one support and advice to help self-employed people make their business a success.


What topics do we cover under the Fair Start Scotland Scheme?

• Market Research

• Online Marketing

• Web Design

• Marketing and Using Social Media

• Legal and Legislation

• Financial Planning

• Business Planning

• Book-keeping, Tax, VAT and NI

• Customer Service and Sales

• Networking

What happens when our customers launch their business?

We continue to support our customers whilst in work to help sustain their income and their business and we are there to call upon if they have a problem or a query.

Typical support includes:

• Self-assessment

• Book keeping and taxation

• Employment laws

• Universal Credit

• Growth support

A personal business adviser is on-hand to help our customers through the initial phase of their business and will look to maintain regular contact with them to ensure that their business has the maximum chance of success.

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