I have so far come across 3 cases amongst my clients where the SEISS grant received by them appears to have been overstated.
Each of the 3 clients has been self-employed for many years and each of them appears to be eligible under all relevant criteria.
All 3 clients should have received an SEISS grant calculated on the basis of their average profit for the 3 years to 2018/2019. One of them has even forwarded to me a screenshot from their claim, where HMRC have stated this as being the basis of the calculation.
The problem is that the figure shown by HMRC as being the average of the 3 years is in fact the 2018/2019 profit and the grant has been calculated on that figure. Since, in each of the 3 cases, the 2018/2019 profit was higher than the average for the 3 years, all 3 clients have received an amount greater than that to which they were entitled.
Has anyone else come across the same issue and does anyone have advice on how to correct matters?
Many thanks for any guidance and assistance.