I’ve been a good girl, started telling my clients about MTD a good year to 18 months ago, and for those using spreadsheets, keeping on at them to think about what software to use, give themselves plenty of time, etc. Not unexpectedly I had a range of outcomes, some started using software in good time, some decided to pay me to do their bookkeeping, and I have the usual stragglers. Spent about an hour on the phone to one of them today, he has finally taken the plunge with some software but needed me to basically teach him how to use it. Fearful of making mistakes that couldn’t be corrected, so we had a play keying things in and then amending them. He’s got one more old-style VAT Return to do and then he’s in MTD and I can see that I will have to do a bit more hand-holding before he will be comfortable with all of this. I’ve got a couple more clients like this. My (rhetorical) question is: who’s going to pay me for my time getting them all up and running? Thank you HMRC. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.