Refugee Network

Payments firm Square to work with refugee entrepreneurs.

The firm has announced a partnership with the Entrepreneurial Refugee Network.

Payment company Square is to support refugee entrepreneurs by providing them with equipment to take card payments for their small businesses.

Announced as part of London Tech Week, the payment firm unveiled a partnership with the Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (Tern) to support those who have come to the UK and are trying to grow a small business.

Square, run by Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, will provide refugee entrepreneurs with payment hardware and software as well as education and training to grow their business.

Research suggests that refugees coming to the UK face significant barriers in finding work. Figures from Compas at the University of Oxford found that refugees are 20% less likely to work full time than UK-born citizens.

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