Having managed to put it off for a couple of returns due to sheer nervousness of it working, we are about to submit our first MTD return using bridging software (if that makes any difference).
I am trying to find out the minimum upload speed at which Making Tax Digital software will work. I have noted that the former Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride commented in the MTD debate on 19 Feb 19 that the standard speed of 2MB/s is adequate to run MTD software. I cannot find reference to any other speed requirement, but as we do not have even a constant 0.7 Mb/s on a good day I suspect it won't work. For a few years once dial up slowed down as everyone jumped on the bandwagon of the Internet we had an arial on the roof and got a marvellous service but Pipex discontinued it, and we have tried an alternative firm Countrywide but they are the wrong side of the trees that surround us, we couldn't get their signal. We have a 4g widget from Vodafone, this works only some of the time when placed in the side of one of our windows, and luckily I can run a cable to the computer from there and use this at times when our BT supply is absent. Or it works in the kitchen which isn't exactly helpful. No other mobile supplier works.
We have to phone BT on average once a fortnight when we have no service for a couple of hours and go through the motions before they turn up our gain (usually to the detriment of another neighbour, we all chat about it on Facebook).
If you saw the Jack Dee & Kerry Godliman comedy 'Bad Move' where they moved to the country to find no broadband and no mobile as they were in a dip - that's us, it's a running joke!
Alongside battling the Council and local provider Gigaclear (who will supply the top end of the road but not us for some bizarre reason predetermined by some unnamed person at the Council) and after going round the houses for 6 months and contacting our MP I eventually had contact from HMRC who seem to think it will work, but cannot for some reason categorically state it will, and given we often have times we cannot even print postage labels from Royal Mail Click and Drop, I remain unconvinced.
Anyone had similar snail pace / almost non existant broadband speed and managed it? I really do not feel comfortable about transferring files from the desktop to a laptop and then driving a couple of miles to Costa to use their superfast fibre.