COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme - A message from HMRC

The Chancellor, this evening, announced a new Self-employment Income Support Scheme to support self-employed people who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.



GOV‌.UK has further details about who is eligible for the scheme and how it will work.


Self-employed people do not need to get in touch with HMRC as the scheme isn’t yet open for applications. HMRC will contact eligible customers by the beginning of June, inviting them to apply.


Unfortunately, we are aware of an increase in scam emails, calls and texts. If someone gets in touch claiming to be from HMRC, saying that financial help can be claimed or that a tax refund is owed, and asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, please do not respond.

HMRC will never contact you out of the blue to ask for these details.


The government has also introduced the following help for the self-employed:


We will continue to share the most up to date information directly with you as it becomes available.


HMRC Business Help and Education Emails sent this bulletin at 26-03-2020 08:05 PM GMT



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