ISLE of Wight businesses are being warned not to pay £99 to access government support grants designed to support them during coronavirus.

The Island's Trading Standards team says it has heard of third-party companies offering their services, for a fee.

However, there is a free do-it-yourself claim service.

Visit Application for support for business affected by Covid-19 to log in and claim for free.

Trading standards officers told the Isle of Wight County Press, "Genuine organisations will NEVER ask you to click on links in messages or ask for your bank details."