A non-client pal called. He is one of those who has felt aggrievedly Excluded since April on common Creative Industry grounds - life is a mixture of PAYE and S/E, PAYE is usually short-term and doesn't lead to furlough, ineligible for SEISS because in most years S/E profit just under 50% of total.
Applied for Round 1 and was rejected, correctly in my view on a quick scan of his figures.
Received a letter inviting application for Round 2 - applied more in hope than expectation - and successful. Rang HMRC to express mystification. Not given any explanation beyond "that's what the computer says". Asked if he could have a review of Round 1 and told it is too late for that.
This makes no sense to me.I understood that the only reason someone could be eligible for R2 but not R1 is if their business was adversely affected after 14/7 and not before. That does not apply to him, nor is there any conceivable or confusable reason why it would.
I have a number of ongoing complaints re Round 1 in, but am just interested to know if anyone has had similar this week? Thanks all.