Just 4% of small businesses sign up for Making Tax Digital pilot scheme

Just 20,000 businesses have signed up to the pilot scheme for a flagship government tax policy that will affect more than 1m companies when it comes into force in less than six weeks.

Making Tax Digital, which will require firms that turn over more than £85,000 to file their VAT returns online, will apply from April 1. HM Revenue & Customs launched a pilot in October and invited more than half a million businesses to take part.

The Sunday Times