georgeek - 4:37 am on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0) Look at the flow chart in the link of message 12 - it really is that simple.
Linda to be fair the VAT people telegraphed the details about the July 1st changes on their website ages ago and there has been pretty good press coverage. The reason you may feel left out of the loop is because you are not VAT registered already, if you had been you would have heard about them more than you needed to! Believe me when I tell you that when (if) you do register for VAT as a UK business you will long for the day when the VAT man didn't write to you. I must get a least a pamphlet a week on some change to the regulations or other. Fortunately ninety-nine times out of a hundred they are very specific and do not impinge on most business activity.
Look at the flow chart in the link of message 12 - it really is that simple.