Case Study | Making Tax Digital Migration For VAT

The Federation for Small Businesses reported, prior to the implementation of Making Tax Digital, that companies were facing bills of more than £1,000 to remain compliant and that thousands were unprepared. At Bracey’s, that hasn’t been the case for our clients.

 Meet Ecovril

Founded in 2011 by Chau Lee and Andy Singleton, Ecovril are a company that deliver sustainable planning and design to homeowners and companies across the home counties. The company pride themselves on delivering exceptional customer service, design and green solutions at a fraction of the cost of a traditional architect, providing tailor-made bespoke and sustainable solutions for modest budgets.

Migration To Accountancy Software


Ecovril were using accountancy software, however, it was not compatible with HMRC’s requirements for Making Tax Digital. So, the first step for Account Manager Farren Brooker was to introduce Xero; a global award-winning software and provide Ecovril with the necessary changing.

As Ecovril were just becoming VAT registered, Bracey’s in-house VAT Director Michele Harris, spoke with the company to ensure they were entering the right VAT scheme and clarified any VAT rules that would likely impact Ecovril now and in the future.  During this process, the team worked to claim any additional VAT back and reduce liability where possible.

Working With Xero Accountancy Software


As a Xero Certified Advisor, Farren was able to provide full training on the new software and additional post-migration support to the Ecovril in-house bookkeeper. It also helped to address the client’s initial concerns around software security, ease of use and the benefits of Xero vs Sage.


Having successfully completed the migration and VAT set up, Chau Lee, Director at Ecovril, said: “Farren and the team at Bracey’s were so knowledgeable about the MTD process which gave myself and the team so much confidence in the work they were doing. It also made the transition stress free.

“If anyone is thinking about using Bracey’s, I’d say you can’t go wrong. They have looked after us since 2011 and give us exceptional advice. I’m very grateful to Bracey’s for their help and patience with us.”

To learn more about our VAT services or bookkeeping and payroll support, call us on 01462 413249 or fill in our contact form.

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