If you are self-employed then you should be careful not to click on any phishing emails. The following email was received on Monday has the header, 'Your Self-employed Grant for March 2021 has been Approved.'  

 The email purports to come from HMRC, it says:


If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) you are eligible to claim a grant.

Government is giving a grant between 2,500 pounds and 7,500 pounds if you are a taxpayer.

You must download the form attached to this email and fill out the required information to complete approval for your grant claim.


© All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated ."

HMRC does not send out this kind of email. This does not originate from HMRC. Do not open any attachments included in the email.

Genuine help

If you need to find out details of what grants and support are available during the coronavirus crisis visit our COVID-19 zone for business.

If you are self-employed see our guide: COVID-19: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).


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