Reply To: WTC overpayment


My guess would be that this is a software error in the production of the letter. The daily rate of £9.97 is the old rate i.e.
– the period 6/4/03 to 19/1/04 = 289 days
– £2881.33 / 289 = £9.97
and the new rate should be nil.
If the IR letter to the employer says the same thing though, then the TC’s are going to continue to be paid.
I think in this case I would leave the TC on the claim, on the basis that the IR have stated that payments are continuing at £9.97 per day, and ask the claimant to provide current payslips to find out what is really happening. At least then you will not have an overpayment to deal with in the future if the letter is correct, and if the letter (and helpline) proves to be incorrect you can amend the claim and give the underpayment.