I have just discovered that a VAT registered client (Partnership) have changed their company name a member of staff recognised the name of one of the partners in an advertisment. When i called the client they said they only changed the name, everything else (partnership struture, bank account, staff, trading address was the same) they just forgot to tell me!
As i now have to sort out the official side of things i just wanted some advice from more learned members. Is it possible to simply change over the partnership name with HMRC or do you have to set up a new partnership? can you please advise how its done (write a letter or fill a particular form?
Will VAT office accept the change of name or do they have to do a VAT number transfer?
Thank you for your advice