To VAT register or not to VAT register

Posted on
On being appointed to a client services company her previous accountant had suggested that she did not register for VAT as her turnover was under the VAT limit. However our advice was to register (as he clients were Vat registered) and charge VAT on her work and use the Flat Rate Scheme to calculate her VAT payments. The difference - some £800 a year fundamentally paid our accountancy bill.